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
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).
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.