PPPOE, MTU, and boom.

Alex Pilosov alex at pilosoft.com
Wed Jul 18 16:20:17 UTC 2001

On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Charles Sprickman wrote:

> A bit off-track, but can anyone using Redback stuff give a quick yes/no to
> this:
> Can the Redback, on a 1483-bridged customer where the pvc is known do dhcp
> based on the pvc the dhcp request comes from?  What other trickery does it
> do if you are dead-set against PPPoE but still need some authentication
> and enforcement of addresses?
To my knowledge, no: Redback is a transparent device, it'll just forward
your DHCP request along to the ISP.

When you find the holy grail [100% reliable authentication of
rfc1483-bridged customers], please let all of us know ;)

> Alex - Does VZ do one pvc/customer or group hundreds together on one pvc
> still?
I'm the other Alex, but the answer is the latter (one pvc per gateway
router/VLAN combination).

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