On Fri, 31 Jan 2003 08:54:55 -0500, Matthew Emmerton wrote: >> I remember seeing this posted about a year ago, but I couldn't google >> it.... >> >> one my business server, I run Verizon DSL and PPPoE. I setup it up >> like with the example they used on Freebsddairy. >> >> the problem I ran into, after about 1 week is that the connection just >> died. everything is lit up, no log entries in the ppp.log. the only >> solution was a 'killall ppp' and restarting in about a minute later, >> and everything is fine... >> >> however, after i did that, I noticed my IP changed. whereas i've >> closed the connection b4 and reopened it and got the same IP. Does >> this have something to do with ppp not accepting a renewed DHCP IP >> address? > >PPP doesn't use DHCP; you're confusing two technologies. > >Whether or not you get the same IP after dropping your connection depends >entirely upon your provider. Some providers will keep recently-dropped IPs >around for some period of time so that you can get the same IP back when you >reconnect, but others won't. > >In most cases, PPPoE service with dynamic IPs are not designed for hosting >servers (which is the only case where you'd need a static IP). If this is >allowable by your AUP, I'd look into using a commercial DNS service that can >let you auto-update your IPs when they change. My personal choice is >ZoneEdit (http://www.zoneedit.com).
sorry, I guess i wasnt clear enough; i do not mind that, what I mind, is that PPP keeps locking up. --- doug reynolds | the maverick | [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message