|Art Alexion on 15 Sep 2004 12:10:03 -0000|
William H. Magill wrote:
On 13 Sep, 2004, at 21:18, Art Alexion wrote:
Whoa! Way over my head. I found the following excerpts in the pppoe documentation:
From the pppoe man page:
-T timeout The -T option causes pppoe to exit if no session traffic is detected for timeout seconds. I recom- mend that you use this option as an extra safety measure, but if you do, you should make sure that PPP generates enough traffic so the timeout will normally not be triggered. The best way to do this is to use the lcp-echo-interval option to pppd. You should set the PPPoE timeout to be about four times the LCP echo interval.
And from the pppd man page:
lcp-echo-interval n If this option is given, pppd will send an LCP echo-request frame to the peer every n seconds. Normally the peer should respond to the echo- request by sending an echo-reply. This option can be used with the lcp-echo-failure option to detect that the peer is no longer connected.
OPTIONS FILES Options can be taken from files as well as the command line. Pppd reads options from the files /etc/ppp/options, ~/.ppprc and /etc/ppp/options.ttyname (in that order) before processing the options on the command line. (In fact, the command-line options are scanned to find the terminal name before the options.ttyname file is read.) In forming the name of the options.ttyname file, the ini- tial /dev/ is removed from the terminal name, and any remaining / characters are replaced with dots.
Is it possible that tinkering with the pppoe timeout value and the lcp-echo-interval of pppd would solve my problem.
I think it is a configuration problem because of the nature of the windows implementation of pppoe is not set to automatically reconnect. Hence, if I was getting the same disconnects when the Windows machine was connected, I would be repeatedly prompted to manually reconnect -- and I am not.
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