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Re: pppoe? F11 Beta

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 12:19 AM, Nikolay Vladimirov
<nikolay vladimiroff com> wrote:
> I think I know why they removed it.
> NetworkManager has integrated pppoe support.(not really sure but I
> still have the pppoe connection option in NetwokManager without the
> rp-pppoe package)

pppd and pppoe-discovery were present without rp-pppoe or pppoe. The
latter did detect the access concentrator.
But network manager wanted rp-pppoe

> rp-pppoe is needed only if you use the classic 'network' service.
> Which is sensible only on a server or some non-Desktop usage. I'm not sure how common is to use
> the DVD or pppoe on servers. I guess there are plenty of usecases I
> just can't think of any realistic ones where rp-pppoe is absolutely
> needed.
> So no need to include it on any Desktop orientated spin. I think it
> will be good to be in the DVD it's a 234k rpm.

It is compulsory to use a username + passwd for ADSL in most parts of India.
The largest broad band service provider DataOne (BSNL) requires it


A. Mani

A. Mani
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