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Oliver Jones oliver@d...
Thu Feb 13 15:40:10 NZDT 2003

> >A better idea is to find out what your Tempest ADSL pear IP is (the
> >DSLAM's router IP).  And force a route to that and ping that IP. 
> >Getting this IP is easy if you use PPPoE.  In our case our Telecom pear
> >IP is displayed with ifconfig:
> >  
> >
> Unfortunately, in both Craig and my cases, we don't have PPP terminating 
> the connection on a useful server. If we did have the connection 
> terminated by PPP on our router/server/linuxbox whatever, then we could 
> simply monitor the ppp link status - as when the link drops, you no 
> longer have a connection. Much easier to do.

Indeed.  You can't configure the ADSL devices to tunnel PPP?  We got an
Alcatel Speed Touch Pro but I decided to run it in dumbed down PPPoE
mode as it makes NAT, firewalls etc much nicer because I can use Linux
rather than the shit Alcatel firmware.


Oliver Jones > Senior Software Engineer > Deeper Design Limited. 
oliver@d...  > > +64 (21) 41-2238
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