Shim layer for phdialer to dial up Point-to-Point Protocol Over Ethernet (PPPOE)
The pppoed binary is a shim layer that phdialer uses to dial up PPPOE. PPP over Ethernet is now part of the io-pkt* stack; for more information, see the entry for pppoectl.
io-pkt*, phdialer, pppoectl
TCP/IP Networking in the Neutrino User's Guide
If you find pppoed has problems connecting to certain sites on the Internet, take a look at the technote PPPOE and Path MTU Discovery.