BSNL's DataOne service (DSL) is straightforward to use in FreeBSD. The following recipe shows how to get online using PPPoE.
- First, you need to configure your DSL modem as specified by the ISP. This procedure is modem-specific and your BSNL representative should be able to assist you here.
- You would need the name of the ethernet interface to which your modem is attached. If you are unsure of what this is, use ifconfig(8) to find out.
- Next, you need to add the following template text to /etc/ppp/ppp.conf:
dataone: set device "PPPoE:*INTERFACE*" set authname "*YOUR-USERNAME*" set authkey "*YOUR-PASSWORD*" set dial enable dns add default HISADDR
Replace *YOUR-USERNAME* and *YOUR-PASSWORD* with your DataOne user name and password respectively. Replace *INTERFACE* with the name of your network interface (i.e., "rl0" or "fxp0" or whatever).
- Finally, invoke ppp(8) in the usual way:
% ppp dataone ppp> dial ppp> ... the prompt changes as PPP negotiation proceeds ... PPP>
Thats, it! You should be online.