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Multiple PPPoE sessions possible for ATM/DSL?


I have a series of mostly 820 and 1720 series routers (and a 2650 and 2xsoho77s) all running ADSL and using Crypto-VPN to form an interstate mesh linking up a series of sites over the Internet. We are looking at having our ADSL provider provide us with a second set of PVC's for each site which is going to be used for intersite traffic only.

Can I therefore run two simultaneous PPPoE sessions on separate PVC's on each of these routers? One for Internet, the other for VPN/intersite traffic. There has been a suggestion that this cannot be done with cisco but it's difficult to bench test this sort of thing ;p

Some of the other sites are doing PPPoATM which I imagine would be easier?

Am running 12.2.8T5 IP/PLUS/FW/3DES images at present on all routers in the mesh.




Re: Multiple PPPoE sessions possible for ATM/DSL?

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