Request for info: DSL test gear

Bender, Andrew abender at
Tue Jan 15 18:11:51 UTC 2002

Since you know of the spirent stuff, have a look at the adtech 4000 ( this system is more capable at the ATM layer, if that matters for you.

Also, try ixia ( they are the winner on price / performance with IP datagrams. 

Andrew Bender

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Irwin [mailto:tim at]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 9:53 AM
> Subject: Request for info: DSL test gear
> DSL Test System requirements:
> -Interfaces: ATM, Ethernet, DS3, OC3, OC12, 10/100
> -Generate approximately 32,000 PPP sessions
> -Bi-directional traffic
> -PPP throughput tests
> -L2TP emulation (both LAC and LNS)
> -Ability to perform L2TP conformance test as per RFC 2661
> -Simulate user traffic and session turn up rates
> -Full negotiation of the IP and PPP parameters
> -Ability to vary the rate of the PPP session startup
> -Ability to see the sessions and associated users or IP addresses
> -Take measurements while generating the L2TP tunnels and PPP sessions
> -Generate PPPoE sessions through the L2TP tunnels
> -Generate PPPoA sessions using AAL5 and RFC1483
> -Generate PPPoEoA sessions using AAL5 and RFC1483

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