[ILUG-BOM] Broadband connections

Rony gnulinuxist at gmail.com
Thu May 7 20:04:07 IST 2009

Arindam Ghosh wrote:
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Raj Mathur <raju at linux-delhi.org> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 06 May 2009, Arindam Ghosh wrote:
>>> As for GUI, you can just use 'Auto eth0' of NetworkManager. I mean
>>> considering the modems can connect to ISP, the dhcp thing from
>>> dsl/adsl modem can be easily handled by NetworkManager. Swap the
>>> modem, connect the lan cable to computer and it'll be automatically
>>> connected to internet by NetworkManager.
>> What you're saying works if you're routing through the modems.  However
>> I don't think that's going to work here, since the OP needs to put the
>> modem(s) into bridge mode and run PPPoE on his Linux box to make a
>> connection to each ISP.
> Well, actually there will be a single connection between modem &
> server, and rest of the routing work is to done by server. But IMO,
> the CLI method that you told is much better for server, because
> NetworkManager may not even be running on it (need to logon to a
> desktop environment that costs resource :-). Also for a server, having
> public IP will be better.
GUI network managers are a PITA. I was once a GUI lover but now I prefer 
CLI wherever possible.



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