[Openl2tp-users] Bundle different media types
robert.borz at web.de
Wed Oct 22 05:39:14 BST 2008
thanks for your reply. My setup looks a bit different; I want to offer pppoe to my customers, here's how I want to connect them:
ethernet dsl ethernet
[customer-pc] ---------- [lac (with 2 cpe's)] --- 2 links --- [lns] ---------- [pppoe-server] ------- [internet]
The link between lac and lns consists of 2 dsl links (pppoe), on top of these L2TP should be used to transfer ppp packets over these 2 links from my customers (facing the lac) to the pppoe-server (behind the lns).
Hope this helps...
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "James Chapman" <jchapman at katalix.com>
> Gesendet: 21.10.08 22:15:51
> An: Robert Borz <robert.borz at web.de>
> CC: openl2tp-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Betreff: Re: [Openl2tp-users] Bundle different media types
> Hi Robert,
> Robert Borz wrote:
> > Ok guys, no I got all the stuff needed and setup a simple testbed with two dsl cpes and a dslam as well as some linux system facing the two modems and another connected to the dslam. They are all able to communicate with each other via ip. I succeeded in setting up two tunnels; one tunnel per dsl-modem. Also managed it to create a multilink ppp connection on top of these two tunnels with openl2tp.
> > Never changed default configuration, the dslam reports one cpe with 24 mbit/s and the other with around 6 mbit/s. With scp I got a transfer rate of 1.1 mbyte/s which is only about 8 mbit/s. I hoped to to get a transfer rate of maybe 3 mbyte/s. This is one thing I'm currently wondering about...
> scp isn't the best thing to use to test performance since it is doing
> software encryption on each side. I suggest use nuttcp / ttcp.
> > But actually my problem is how to configure openl2tp so that users connected via ethernet with the box currently facing the two cpe's (the lac) to establish a pppoe session over l2tp which uses both dsl lines and does load balancing over these links to the lns. Setting up a simple pppoe-server without l2tp is just a cinch... but here i've no idea. Maybe someone could provide a sample configuration or just some hints to get this running?
> Why pppoe? Perhaps I misunderstand your setup?
> eth dsl
> pc ----- cpe -------- dslam ----- lac ------ lns
> Doesn't the cpe (modem) terminate the ppp link and route all lan traffic
> over the ppp link?
> > Robert Borz
> >> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> >> Von: "Robert Borz" <robert.borz at web.de>
> >> Gesendet: 25.09.08 18:42:57
> >> An: James Chapman <jchapman at katalix.com>
> >> CC: openl2tp-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> >> Betreff: Re: [Openl2tp-users] Bundle different media types
> >> Thanks a lot for your answers. So OpenL2TP seems to be the right answer for my needs. I'm still waiting for some test equipment (DSLAMS etc.) so I can setup a simple testbed for first tests soon.
> >> Maybe you can help me with some more information in the meantime:
> >> - What about the system resources (CPU, RAM) OpenL2TP takes to terminate, let's say, about 1000 PPP connections over L2TP?
> >> - Are there any substantial/obvious benefits in using OpenL2TP (except for the price) compared to using hardware currently available such as the solutions from viprinet (http://www.viprinet.com/en/home) or cisco?
> >> Any experienced data or recommendations would be appreciated.
> >> Robert Borz
> >>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> >>> Von: "James Chapman" <jchapman at katalix.com>
> >>> Gesendet: 11.09.08 10:40:19
> >>> An: Robert Borz <robert.borz at web.de>
> >>> CC: openl2tp-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> >>> Betreff: Re: [Openl2tp-users] Bundle different media types
> >>> Hi Robert,
> >>> Robert Borz wrote:
> >>>> Hi guys,
> >>>> my name is Robert Borz an I'm new to this list, OpenL2TP and L2TP in general.
> >>> Welcome to the list!
> >>>> My first question about it is, if it is possible to bundle different media types with different up- and downstream bandwidths (e.g. ADSL, SDSL, UMTS) into a single "broadband-tunnel"?
> >>> That's the sort of thing that L2TP was designed for. Multiple PPP
> >>> sessions can be carried in a single tunnel. Data is carried in UDP
> >>> packets, so the tunneled packets are not affected by higher layer
> >>> protocol acknowledgments or flow control.
> >>>> Has anyone done it or use it in production environments?
> >>> Some ISPs are using OpenL2TP. They might be able to comment.
> >>>> Thanks a lot!
> >>>> Robert Borz
> >>> --
> >>> James Chapman
> >>> Katalix Systems Ltd
> >>> http://www.katalix.com
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