Systemd Works On PPPoE Support
Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 2 November 2014 at 10:26 AM EST. 90 Comments
The latest library added to systemd is for the Point-to-point protocol over Ethernet.

Systemd is working on PPoE support, a method for encapsulating PPP frames inside Ethernet frames, which is commonly used by DSL providers.

The PPPoE support is part of systemd's networkd. The library though at this point isn't useful for end-users but will likely progress as systemd 218 development moves on. There is though a basic test program (test-pppoe) that's part of the systemd Git tree. The commit mentions, "This library negotiates a PPPoE channel. It handles the discovery stage and leaves the session stage to the kernel. A further PPP library is needed to actually set up a PPP unit (negotatie LCP, IPCP and do authentication), so in isolation this is not yet very useful."
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