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Calling PPPCTL under FreeBSD

Seems like the most active time this blog has lived till today… Well, anyway.
It doesn’t seem like a good idea to set the config of ppp in the ppp.conf file like this

set server /tmp/pppoe-in "pppoe-in" 0177

as this doesn’t have the effect of changing at every call of a ppp session.

It’s this code, that will work for you:

set server /tmp/pppoe-in\%d "" 0177

Now you can call pppctl like this: sudo pppctl -p "" /tmp/pppoe-in0
and you won’t get any more of this ugly stuff:

pppctl: cannot connect to socket /tmp/pppoe-in: Connection refused

Am I happy? Yes I am!

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