Help pls: No PPPoE DialIn possible … Errors in LOG



  • Hi,

    i have a problem with pfSense2.0/Alix Box. There is some problem with the dialin. It's not working with a AVM FritzBox (acting as a pure DSL Modem) and i tried also a dedicated DLINK DSL-321b DSL Modem also … same same. I performed a pre-configuration at the company incl. DialIn user and password credentials ... but without connecting it physically to a modem! After sending it to my customer, it's not working properly!

    Here's what's inside the PPP log all the time:

    Nov 25 04:22:27 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 14 in 2 seconds
    Nov 25 04:22:27 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Nov 25 04:22:27 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Nov 25 04:22:27 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE node for link is not initialized
    Nov 25 04:22:27 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Skipping link "wan_link0" with undefined interface

    Nov 25 04:22:27 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 13
    Nov 25 04:22:23 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 13 in 4 seconds
    Nov 25 04:22:23 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Nov 25 04:22:23 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Nov 25 04:22:23 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE node for link is not initialized
    Nov 25 04:22:23 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Skipping link "wan_link0" with undefined interface

    Nov 25 04:22:23 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 12
    Nov 25 04:22:20 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 12 in 3 seconds
    Nov 25 04:22:20 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Nov 25 04:22:20 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event

    I searched the forum and found some posts, but things like re-entering the credentials in WAN Interface and so on didn't resolve the issue.

    Does anybody have a clue what to do next - how to solve this … I would like to make just the neccessary modifications rather than to restart from scratch with the initial wizard (don't know if this would be the solution), cause i want to avoid to do this via phone with the customer  :-\

    Thanks a lot in advance for your help!



  • I think it has something to do with with IMHO wrong settings in config.xml:

    RIGHT                 WRONG
    =====                =====

    <ppps><ppp><ptpid>0</ptpid>           <ptpid>0</ptpid>
        <type>pppoe</type>       <type>pppoe</type>
        <if>pppoe0</if>         <if>pppoe0</if>
        <ports>vr1</ports>       <ports>/dev/cuau0</ports>
        <username>xyzxyz</username> <username>xyzxyzxyz</username>
        <password>xyzxyz=</password>   <password>xyzxyzxyz</password>
        <provider>M-Net</provider> <provider>Telekom</provider>
        <ondemand>on</ondemand>     <ondemand><idletimeout>0</idletimeout>    <pppoe-reset-type>custom</pppoe-reset-type></ondemand></ppp></ppps>

    I'll change this in config.xml, send this to my customer and will give a feedback …



  • For those who were interested: Changing the <ports>setting inside the XML to the proper interface was the solution (as i assumed before).</ports>


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