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NAME

       pppoe-discovery - perform PPPoE discovery

SYNOPSIS

       pppoe-discovery [ options ]
       pppoe-discovery { -V | -h }

DESCRIPTION

       pppoe-discovery  performs  the  same  discovery  process as pppoe, but does not initiate a
       session.  It sends a PADI packet and then prints the names of access concentrators in each
       PADO packet it receives.

OPTIONS

       -I interface
              The  -I  option  specifies  the  Ethernet  interface  to  use.   Under Linux, it is
              typically  eth0  or  eth1.   The  interface  should  be  “up”  before   you   start
              pppoe-discovery,  but  should not be configured to have an IP address.  The default
              interface is eth0.

       -D file_name
              The -D option causes every packet to be dumped to the specified file_name.  This is
              intended for debugging only.

       -U
              Causes  pppoe-discovery  to  use  the Host-Uniq tag in its discovery packets.  This
              lets you run multiple instances of  pppoe-discovery  and/or  pppoe  without  having
              their discovery packets interfere with one another.  You must supply this option to
              all instances that you intend to run simultaneously.

       -S service_name
              Specifies the desired  service  name.   pppoe-discovery  will  only  accept  access
              concentrators  which  can provide the specified service.  In most cases, you should
              not specify this option.  Use it only if you know that there  are  multiple  access
              concentrators or know that you need a specific service name.

       -C ac_name
              Specifies  the  desired access concentrator name.  pppoe-discovery will only accept
              the specified access concentrator.  In most cases,  you  should  not  specify  this
              option.   Use it only if you know that there are multiple access concentrators.  If
              both the -S and -C options are specified, they must both match.

       -A
              This option is accepted for compatibility with pppoe, but has no effect.

       -V | -h
              Either of these options causes pppoe-discovery to  print  its  version  number  and
              usage information, then exit.

AUTHORS

       pppoe-discovery  was  written  by  Marco  d'Itri <md@linux.it>, based on pppoe by David F.
       Skoll <dfs@roaringpenguin.com>.

SEE ALSO

       pppoe(8), pppoe-sniff(8)

                                         22 January 2006                       PPPOE-DISCOVERY(8)