[nsp] PPPoE xDSL Termination Benefits? (was Total PVC's per router ..)

Michael Loftis mloftis at wgops.com
Tue Mar 11 21:02:44 EST 2003

I've personally always had a hard time understanding what the benefits are 
of using PPPoE for xDSL connectivity.

Anyoen care to elaborate on why one would prefer that over say static IPs 
or DHCP or say routed?

I know I probably sound like a bumpkin asking, but I really would like to 
know.  If you feel it's off-topic feel free to respond directly to me 
off-list.  If there is interest I will summarize provided there are no 

--On Tuesday, March 11, 2003 10:21 PM -0600 Charles Hardin 
<chardin at centurytel.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> We're currently running trial tests for PPPoE connectivity strictly off
> an ATM DS3 port on a 7206VXR 400. So far, we're hitting the 200
> subscriber mark and running around 2% on CPU processes. The max VC's per
> DS3 port, so we've been told, is at 4k. This box will supposedly support
> "TWO" ATM DS3's with a max total of 8k active VC's. We hope to run up our
> subscriber totals on this box and test its performance. Based on how this
> box preforms, we may be tempted to trial the NPE-G1 in the near future
> for PPPoE termination. We use Redbacks currently for all production ADSL
> PPPoE service nodes we manage.
> Thanks,
> Charles

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