Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Max Pierson nmaxpierson at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 19:50:58 UTC 2011

>When BellSouth switched their DSL from PVC-per-customer to PPPoE

I remember having to compress the config due to static pvc config on many of
7204/6 kit, the switch made it much more intuitive to manage.


On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> wrote:

> 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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