DHCP Use (was Re: )

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Sun Apr 25 23:53:15 CDT 2010

On 4/25/10 9:23 PM, Jack Bates wrote:
> Seth Mattinen wrote:
>> On 4/25/10 4:33 PM, Tony Hoyle wrote:
>>> On 25/04/2010 22:06, Larry Sheldon wrote:
>>>> The whole idea that DHCP should only be used for (and is absolute proof
>>>> of the status of) despised-class customers is just nuts.
>>> I've never seen DHCP used on residential DSL circuits.. it's all PPP (oA
>>> mostly, and oE if you want) in this country (which the telco picks up
>>> and sends as L2TP to the DSL provider).  I get alocated my /26 and it
>>> doesn't matter which LNS I connect to or how I get there (indeed I can
>>> talk L2TP directly to the provider to connect over 3G etc.).
>> I have, once, with routed bridged encapsulation instead of PPP.
> I personally love it, as do my customers who don't care much for cpe's
> that do NAT or having to configure PPP on their devices. Individual
> vlans or more traditional pvc for each customer, and massive router
> configs make for fun. Perhaps someday vendors will support it better,
> but I enjoy the low overhead and stupid cpe.
> Oh, and did I mention the customers using switches instead of routers
> get to enjoy IPv6?

Don't forget the increased MTU without PPP eating some of it.


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