Muni Fiber and Politics
swmike at swm.pp.se
Tue Jul 22 19:08:12 UTC 2014
On Tue, 22 Jul 2014, Scott Helms wrote:
> BCP38 (and BCP64) have nothing to do with who is doing layer 2 since
> neither of those technologies pay any attention to the layer 2 network
> anyway. I'd be curious to see your reasoning as to why it needs to be
> done between layer 2 and layer 3 given that all of the access gear,
> including the Ethernet equipment, has layer 2 enforcement of layer 3
> information like DHCP and static assignments of IP addresses.
I don't know where to start. Either you do one vlan per customer and use
very expensive gear that scales this way, or you do several customers per
vlan and do DHCPv4/DHCPv6 inspection (see for instance
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/savi/ documents). Does this answer your question?
> Keep in mind that in most places a muni network is currently feasible
> that muni doesn't have a telco quality wiring center in place already
> and where cities have the resources to build one the market usually
> doesn't need them to.
If you're aggregating 10-20k apartments in the same place, I think this
warrants proper space and trained engineers to do the cabling.
This worked for the PSTN companies, why wouldn't it work for
Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se
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