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Re: How to set up ethernet and pppoe

On 1/16/2019 3:06 PM, jpff wrote:
> My firewall computer is showing problems, including a failed update from
> wheezy to jessie, and I reported disk read error (according to smartd)
> so I am trying to build a new machine.  I have installed stretch on the
> new system but I have got problems beyond my knowledge.
> The install gave me a system with a network managed where I have always
> used ifconfig and the like and /etc/network/interface and do not know to
> remove the network manager and install the "legacy" tools.  So I have a
> lan interface but no potential wan.
> The more detailed issue is how to configure the second Ethernet to
> support pppoe.  At present the new machine is on my desk but when I move
> it to the WAN it will need to be running pppoe on the second interface
> or I will be isolated from the world (and advice).
> I also need to remove gnome which was installed in error and add the
> iptable changes.
> Help!

While it is possible to remove NetworkManager and Gnome, I would rather
reinstall stretch.
By not willing Gnome, I take it as you want a console only system.

The idea is to start with a stretch installation that you want then
start configuring it.

John Doe