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NAME


sppptun - PPP tunneling driver utility

SYNOPSIS


sppptun plumb


sppptun plumb [-s sap] protocol device


sppptun unplumb interface


sppptun query


DESCRIPTION


The sppptun utility is used to configure and query the Solaris PPP
tunneling device driver, /dev/sppptun. Currently, only PPP over Ethernet
(PPPoE) is supported, so the plumb and unplumb arguments are used to
specify Ethernet interfaces that are to be used for PPPoE, and the query
option lists the plumbed interfaces.


The use of sppptun to add interfaces is similar to the use of
ifconfig(1M) to add interfaces to IP. The plumbing is done once for each
interface, preferably at system start-up time, and is not normally
manipulated on a running system. If multiple instances of PPP are run
over a single interface, they share the plumbing to that interface.
Plumbing for each session is not required (and not possible for PPPoE).


The proper way to plumb interfaces for PPPoE is to list the interfaces,
one per line, in the /etc/ppp/pppoe.if file. If alternate Ethertype (SAP)
values are necessary, then include the PPPoE Session and Discovery Stage
values as hexadecimal on the same line. The line format is:

interface [session [discovery]]


The defaults are the Ethertypes specified in RFC 2516, and most users
should not need to set these values. See the examples for one possible
use.

USAGE


sppptun plumb

When specified with no additional arguments, the plumb argument lists
the protocols that are supported by the utility. These are the
strings that are used as the protocol argument below.


sppptun plumb [-s sap] protocol device

This plumbs a new interface into the driver. The protocol parameter
is pppoe for the PPP-carrying "Session Stage" connection or pppoed
for the PPPoE "Discovery Stage" connection. Both connections must be
present for each Ethernet interface that is to be used for PPPoE. The
device parameter is the path name of the Ethernet interface to use
(use ifconfig(1M) to list available devices). If the path begins with
/dev/, then this portion may be omitted.

The -s sap option can be specified to use an alternate Ethertype
(SAP) for the selected protocol. The sap value must be given in
hexadecimal. Some access servers use Ethertypes for PPPoE different
from those in RFC 2516. The defaults are 8864 for pppoe and 8863 for
pppoed.


sppptun unplumb interface

This removes an existing interface from the driver and terminates any
PPP sessions that were using the interface. The interface parameter
is the name of the interface as reported when the interface was
plumbed.


sppptun query

Displays the canonical names of all interfaces plumbed into the
/dev/sppptun device driver.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Setting up to Use PPPoE on hme0




Plumb the hme0 interface.


# sppptun plumb pppoed hme0
hme0:pppoed
# sppptun plumb pppoe hme0
hme0:pppoe


Remove the hme0 interface.


# sppptun unplumb hme0:pppoed
# sppptun unplumb hme0:pppoe


Example 2: Script to Remove All Plumbed Interfaces



#!/bin/sh
for intf in `sppptun query`
do
sppptun unplumb $intf
done


Example 3: Interoperating with 3COM HomeConnect Dual Link ADSL



# dladm show-link
LINK CLASS MTU STATE OVER
nge0 phys 1500 up --
# echo nge0 3c13 3c12 > /etc/ppp/pppoe.if


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


1
One or more errors occurred.


FILES


/etc/ppp/pppoe.if
list of Ethernet interfaces to be plumbed at boot
time


/usr/sbin/sppptun
executable command


/dev/sppptun
Solaris PPP tunneling device driver


SEE ALSO


pppd(1M), pppoec(1M), pppoed(1M), sppptun(7M)


RFC 2516, Method for Transmitting PPP Over Ethernet (PPPoE), Mamakos et
al, February 1999


May 27, 2009 SPPPTUN(1M)