why does dail-up or pppoe access always has session-timeout ?
clayton at MNSi.Net
Thu May 30 12:16:09 UTC 2013
The simple answer is that it does not.
If you don't specify a session timeout, the session will not timeout.
This is how we run our PPPoE services.
The protocol and BAS designer does not set the parameter - the
network operator does.
At 05:10 AM 30/05/2013, Joe wrote:
> a question obsessed me for a long time. "why my pppoe
> connection to internet has a max session time, even if every thing goes ok? "
> In our DSL access network , max session timeout is set to 4 days,
> this parameter is sent to BAS by radius server after finishing
> authenticating procedure. As I know, beside us some other
> service providers also applied this parameter to pppoe session, the
> parameter varies from 48 hours to 96 hours. Reading documents
> of BAS, we found this is default value for session-time on BAS,
> that means even if radius server does not response BAS
> with session-timeout attribute BAS will cut pppoe session after
> sometime. so , why does those BAS designer or protocol
> designer set such a parameter for pppoe access ?
>should anyone do me a favor on explaining this ?
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