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Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 04:08:01 -0800
Subject: [Bugme-new] [Bug 4177] New: Please consider adding possibility to have
multiple PPPoE sessions with different MAC addresses
Summary: Please consider adding possibility to have multiple
PPPoE sessions with different MAC addresses
Kernel Version: 2.6.current, 2.4.current
This wishlist item is mostly relevant to German users. In
Germany, Deutsche Telekom has a near monopoly regarding DSL
connections to residential homes. They are, however, required, to
resell their network to other ISPs which has led to a rather
interesting combination of Internet tariffs and feature sets available
via Deutsche Telekom T-DSL connections.
Technical Basis for the T-DSL customer interface is PPPoE over a
bridged ATM session, so it is technically possible to have multiple
PPPoE sessions on the same line, allowing concurrent use of more than
a single ISP which might be interesting with special interest services
like streaming, fixed IP address and/or flat rate.
However, Deutsche Telekom technically forbids multiple PPPoE sessions
originating from a single MAC address, so one needs multiple network
interfaces to originate the PPPoE sessions from.
Sven Geggus has a patch against rp-pppoed, which allows to fake the
sending MAC address for additional PPPoE sessions, circumventing the
artificially introduced limitation of the T-DSL connection. The patch
is available on http://geggus.net/sven/rp-pppoe-fakemac.diff
Please consider adding that possibility to the kernel PPPoE code as well.
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