German Telekom VDSL and pfSense



  • Hi there,

    I am trying to use pfSense with my new VDSL connection but it does not seem to work. It works with the included speedport router/modem. If I set the speedport to modem only use I get the following errors in my system.log on pfsense:

    Jan  1 01:07:30 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:30 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state OPENING
    Jan  1 01:07:39 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Jan  1 01:07:39 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: DOWN event in state OPENING
    Jan  1 01:07:39 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:39 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] link: DOWN event
    Jan  1 01:07:39 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] LCP: Down event
    Jan  1 01:07:39 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:39 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] pausing 4 seconds before open
    Jan  1 01:07:39 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:43 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:43 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] pausing 2 seconds before open
    Jan  1 01:07:43 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:45 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:45 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state OPENING
    Jan  1 01:07:54 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Jan  1 01:07:54 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: DOWN event in state OPENING
    Jan  1 01:07:54 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:54 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] link: DOWN event
    Jan  1 01:07:54 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] LCP: Down event
    Jan  1 01:07:54 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
    Jan  1 01:07:54 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] pausing 6 seconds before open
    Jan  1 01:07:54 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
    
    

    I have set up a VLAN on my WAN interface which is VLAN 7 for the Telekom VDSL, but the PPPoE does not connect. As my WAN interface I chose the one with the VLAN, just in case you would ask…

    Any one got a hint for me?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Can you post the contents of /var/etc/mpd.conf and the output of "ifconfig -a" when you're trying to connect?

    Given that it just times out and there are no other errors, it would seem that it might be related to getting their VLAN tagging just right.

    Have you tried it without the VLAN config also? (perhaps the modem also translates that part…?)



  • Here is the mpd.conf:

    pppoe:
            new -i ng0 pppoe pppoe
            set iface route default
            set iface enable on-demand
            set iface idle 0
            set iface up-script /usr/local/sbin/ppp-linkup
            set iface addrs 192.0.2.112 192.0.2.113
            set bundle disable multilink
            set bundle authname "xxxx@t-online.de"
            set bundle password "xxxx"
            set bundle no noretry
            set link keep-alive 10 60
            set link max-redial 0
            set link no acfcomp protocomp
            set link disable pap chap
            set link accept chap
            set link mtu 1492
            set ipcp yes vjcomp
            set ipcp ranges 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0
            set ipcp enable req-pri-dns
            set ipcp enable req-sec-dns
            open iface
    

    Then I tried without the VLAN on the external interface and it worked for some time. One reboot, still worked. Another reboot and it did not come up again. Here is the log after the last reboot:

    Jun  7 15:33:20 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Jun  7 15:33:20 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: DOWN event in state OPENING
    Jun  7 15:33:20 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
    Jun  7 15:33:20 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] link: DOWN event
    Jun  7 15:33:20 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] LCP: Down event
    Jun  7 15:33:20 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
    Jun  7 15:33:20 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] pausing 4 seconds before open
    Jun  7 15:33:20 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
    Jun  7 15:33:24 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
    Jun  7 15:33:24 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] pausing 1 seconds before open
    Jun  7 15:33:24 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state DOWN
    Jun  7 15:33:25 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device: OPEN event in state DOWN
    Jun  7 15:33:25 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] device is now in state OPENING
    Jun  7 15:33:25 voldemort mpd: [pppoe] rec'd ACNAME "KIER71-se800-B2234310702478"
    
    

    Any idea jimp?



  • My provider told me that I do not need the VLAN anymore. That was in former times…
    Well then I'll have to check why pfSense isn't connecting all the time...



  • Yep. I didn't need to use VLAN7 and needed to deactivate DHCP on my speedport. No it is working…


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