Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Sun Jun 12 14:31:37 CDT 2011


Once upon a time, Barry Shein <bzs at world.std.com> said:
> The attraction of DSL was, among other things, that it was nailed down
> to one and only one service provider, you couldn't just "dial" some
> other provider like with ISDN.

When BellSouth switched their DSL from PVC-per-customer to PPPoE, it was
set up with the ability for a single line to be "subscribed" to multiple
providers.  The domain in the username used for PPPoE authentication was
to determine to which provider the session was connected.

I don't know if that capability was ever used (or even actually
available).
-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.




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