[lug] cable modem network topology

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Sat Jul 20 01:01:26 MDT 2002

On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 06:34:16PM -0600, Mr Viggy wrote:
>I don't know about this area, but my boss (Portland, OR) has an external 
>modem, but says that he needs to run some kind of "client" s/w on all 
>the machines that access the Internet...  And, the modem is conencted 
>through twisted pair!

Many cable companies use PPPoE, which requires particular client support.
Basically, your computer is establishing a PPP session over the ethernet
port when you turn it on.  Effectively, you have to dial that connection,
etc...  It's a kind of weird way of doing it, IMHO, but supposedly Linux
supports it.

It sounds like that's what your boss is using.

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Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
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