CUPS in a BNG?

Tom Mitchell tmitchell at
Wed Mar 22 21:53:23 UTC 2023

What is it about the architecture that makes it a preferred solution.  I
get that centralizing the user databases makes sense, but why the control
plane.  What benefit does that have?

-- Tom

On Wed, Mar 22, 2023 at 2:17 PM <brian.johnson at> wrote:

> The CUPS makes a lot of sense for this application. Latency is dependent
> on the design, and equipment used. I’ve seen/done several designs for this
> using two different vendors equipment and two different BNG software stacks.
> When I do a design for BNG from scratch, this is how I do it now. :)
> As always… YMMV.
> - Brian
> On Mar 22, 2023, at 4:02 PM, Tom Mitchell <tmitchell at>
> wrote:
> Anyone have any thoughts on this CUPS thing?  I have a customer asking,
> but it seems the lack of CP resiliency and additional latency between the
> DP and CP make this a really dumb idea.  Has anyone tried it?  Does it make
> any sense?
> Thanks!
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