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Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)

Combines the point-to-point protocol commonly used in dial-up connections with the Ethernet protocol, which supports multiple users in a local area network. PPPoE is commonly used as a way to assign IP addresses to users behind cable and DSL modems. It also provides a method of accounting for the Internet service provider while giving the user a virtually configuration-free environment.