MLPPP not working!



  • Hi All,

    I am hoping someone can help.

    I am trying to replace a Mikrotik router which connects to my ISP - Goscomb Technologies, via 2 x Draytek 120 modems bonded using MLPPP. This connects to my virtual PFSense router (ESX based), by doing everything with the hardware PFSense router connected directly to the modems.

    We have had a number of network issues and I want to simplify the setup going forward. Unfortunately I can not get PFSense to bond the 2 lines even though the Mikrotik does the job fine!

    Following the guide here - https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-Link_PPP_(MP/MLPPP) It tries to connect, but in the logs it returns:

    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] CHAP: Using authname "username@goscomb.net"
    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] CHAP: sending RESPONSE #2 len: 42
    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] CHAP: rec'd SUCCESS #2 len: 4
    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: authorization successful
    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] Can't join bundle wan without multilink negotiated.
    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] link did not validate in bundle

    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: parameter negotiation failed
    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: state change Opened –> Stopping
    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: SendTerminateReq #25
    Sep 29 13:21:45 Internet-PFSense ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: LayerDown

    Does anyone with more experience of this than me have a clue what is going wrong?

    Many thanks for any help you can give,

    John



  • Though I do not have a solution, I thought it might be helpful to know that I have tried and failed to get mlppp working over vigor 120 modems.
    My ISP's tech thought it was due to the pppoe - pppoa bridging.

    If you are interested in what I tried, there was a thread about it here



  • We use two Zoom 5715 modems and have no issues.  You need to be able to do pppoe though.



  • I don't think it is the modems, as they work fine with the Mikrotik to do the same job, unless they work differently with PFSense…



  • Can you post your method for attempting the MLPPP setup?



  • Me Too. I want to do it. I am using ZTE EPON F460.

    log:

    ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: authorization successful
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] Link: Matched action 'bundle "wan" ""'
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] Can't join bundle wan without multilink negotiated.
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] link did not validate in bundle
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: parameter negotiation failed
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: state change Opened –> Stopping
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: SendTerminateReq #181
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: LayerDown
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] rec'd proto IPCP during terminate phase
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: rec'd Terminate Ack #181 (Stopping)
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: state change Stopping –> Stopped
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: LayerFinish
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] PPPoE: connection closed
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] Link: DOWN event
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: Down event
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: state change Stopped –> Starting
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: LayerStart
    Oct 9 22:06:42 ppp: [wan_link1] Link: reconnection attempt 1353 in 1 seconds
    Oct 9 22:06:43 ppp: [wan_link1] Link: reconnection attempt 1353
    Oct 9 22:06:43 ppp: [wan_link1] PPPoE: Connecting to ''



  • Are you guys posting your whole log?

    Your logs should look more like this-

    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] MRU 1492
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] MAGICNUM 672086a4
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] MP MRRU 1524
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] ENDPOINTDISC [Magic] a4 75 xx c2 d4 0a de c2
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: rec'd Configure Ack #2 (Ack-Sent)
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] PROTOCOMP
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] MRU 1492
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] MAGICNUM 672086a4
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] MP MRRU 1524
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] ENDPOINTDISC [Magic] a3 75 xx c2 xx 0a de c2
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: state change Ack-Sent --> Opened
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: auth: peer wants PAP, I want nothing
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] PAP: using authname "xxxxxxxx"
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] PAP: sending REQUEST #1 len: 21
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: LayerUp
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] PAP: rec'd ACK #1 len: 5
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: authorization successful
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] Link: Matched action 'bundle "wan" ""'
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] Link: Join bundle "wan"
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] Bundle: Status update: up 1 link, total bandwidth 64000 bps
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: Open event
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: state change Initial --> Starting
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: LayerStart
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: Open event
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: state change Initial --> Starting
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: LayerStart
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: Up event
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: state change Starting --> Req-Sent
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: SendConfigReq #1
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPADDR 0.0.0.0
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] COMPPROTO VJCOMP, 16 comp. channels, no comp-cid
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: Up event
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: state change Starting --> Req-Sent
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: SendConfigReq #1
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: rec'd Configure Request #1 (Req-Sent)
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] COMPPROTO VJCOMP, 16 comp. channels, no comp-cid
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPADDR 6x.xxx.xxx.1
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] 6x.xxx.xxx.1 is OK
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: SendConfigAck #1
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] COMPPROTO VJCOMP, 16 comp. channels, no comp-cid
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPADDR 6x.xxx.xxx.1
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: state change Req-Sent --> Ack-Sent
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: rec'd Protocol Reject #1 (Opened)
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: protocol IPV6CP was rejected
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: protocol was rejected by peer
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: state change Req-Sent --> Stopped
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPV6CP: LayerFinish
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: rec'd Configure Nak #1 (Ack-Sent)
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPADDR 1xx.xxx.xxx.xx
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] 1xx.xxx.xxx.xx is OK
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: SendConfigReq #2
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPADDR 1xx.xxx.xxx.xx
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] COMPPROTO VJCOMP, 16 comp. channels, no comp-cid
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: rec'd Configure Ack #2 (Ack-Sent)
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPADDR 1xx.xxx.xxx.xx
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] COMPPROTO VJCOMP, 16 comp. channels, no comp-cid
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: state change Ack-Sent --> Opened
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IPCP: LayerUp
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] 1xx.xxx.xxx.xx -> 6x.xxx.xxx.1
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IFACE: Up event
    Oct 6 12:59:43     ppp: [wan] IFACE: Rename interface ng0 to pppoe1
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: PPPoE: rec'd ACNAME "r4-Westin"
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] PPPoE: connection successful
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] Link: UP event
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: Up event
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: state change Starting --> Req-Sent
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: SendConfigReq #1
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] PROTOCOMP
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MRU 1492
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MAGICNUM b79a7357
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MP MRRU 2048
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] ENDPOINTDISC [Magic] a5 76 xe c2 d4 0a de c2
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: rec'd Configure Request #1 (Req-Sent)
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MRU 1492
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] AUTHPROTO PAP
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MAGICNUM fbb9cccb
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MP MRRU 1524
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] ENDPOINTDISC [LOCAL] 72 34 2d xx 65 73 74 69 6e
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: SendConfigAck #1
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MRU 1492
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] AUTHPROTO PAP
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MAGICNUM fbb9cccb
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MP MRRU 1524
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] ENDPOINTDISC [LOCAL] 72 34 2d xx 65 73 74 69 6e
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: state change Req-Sent --> Ack-Sent
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: rec'd Configure Ack #1 (Ack-Sent)
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] PROTOCOMP
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MRU 1492
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MAGICNUM b79a7357
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] MP MRRU 2048
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] ENDPOINTDISC [Magic] ax 75 xx c2 d4 0a de c2
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: state change Ack-Sent --> Opened
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: auth: peer wants PAP, I want nothing
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] PAP: using authname "xxxxxx"
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] PAP: sending REQUEST #1 len: 21
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: LayerUp
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] PAP: rec'd ACK #1 len: 5
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] LCP: authorization successful
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan_link1] Link: Join bundle "wan"
    Oct 6 12:59:47     ppp: [wan] Bundle: Status update: up 2 links, total bandwidth 128000 bps
    
    


  • You need to go to /interfaces_ppps.php and select your interfaces there.

    Then go to /interfaces_assign.php  and for WAN select the pppoe interface you just set up.  Mine is ppp0e1


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