FreeBSD supports the Point-to-Point (PPP) protocol which can be used to establish a network or Internet connection using a dial-up modem. This chapter describes how to configure modem-based communication services in FreeBSD.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

  • How to configure, use, and troubleshoot a PPP connection.

  • How to set up PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE).

  • How to set up PPP over ATM (PPPoA).

Before reading this chapter, you should:

  • Be familiar with basic network terminology.

  • Understand the basics and purpose of a dial-up connection and PPP.