>Your wild guess makes no sense. >DSL lines are 24/7. >They are like leased line, with permanent connection. >Dailup service uses user ppp to 56k voice line style modem.
This is not true. A friend of mine does not have a 24/7 DSL line. He needs to dial-in into his DSL connection before he has internet. Perhaps it does not exist in your country, or you are unaware of it, but I am sure that it does exists. Here is a quote from the first line of the pppoed man page: The pppoed utility listens to the given interface for PPP over Ethernet PPPoE) service request packets, and actions them by negotiating a ses- sion then invoking a ppp(8) program. I don't really find it that hard to understand though. It makes perfect sense with what I said. It uses PPP (Dial-in) over ethernet.(PPPoe) A modem does not use an ethernet line, as far as I know. (Modem is a simple telephone line, using RJ-11 connectors. Ethernet uses RJ-45 connectors) So it has to be a utility to dial into a permanent DSL line, since you can't dial into a cable modem. For a regular modem connection you just use the PPP utility. Jorn _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"