The monopoly ADSL provider in australia recently began migrating users
to new hardware which has been configured to ignore LQR packets
(RFC1989). This was a simple way for the FreeBSD box to decide if the
link is down or not. So now I cant use "enable lqr" in my ppp.conf,
otherwise the session gets dropped every 3 minutes or so from lack of a
LQR response from the provider. I'd like to have some way for the box
to detect link failure and to try connecting again, but would rather not
implement a "custom" solution such as scripting regular pings etc.
I have had someone suggest trying LCP echo to detect link failure,
however from what I have read so far this seems only to be an option in
kernel-mode pppd, not user-mode ppp. Can anyone point me in the
direction of a PPPoE solution that makes use of an established protocol?
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