What is PPPoE?

["PPPoE"] is short for ["PPP"] over ["Ethernet"].

It was put in use by internet providers and is amazingly annoying because of how it caught PPP implementations off guard (which were usually restricted to serial ports and subsequentially modems).

Installing from the start a PPPoE enabled system

Debian Installer, starting with February 2007 supports installing a system via PPPoE and will configure the system accordingly. At the regular Debian Installer boot line just append modules=ppp-udeb (e.g.: type "installgui modules=ppp-udeb" to start a graphical installation via PPPoE).

More information in the [http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/apds05.html corresponding chapter in the Installation Guide].

How to make it work for an already installed system

In order to make PPPoE run on a Debian station you must follow the following steps:

If everything went fine, now you should be able to browse.