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Re: [nanog] Re: Microsoft offering xDSL

  • From: Pete Ashdown
  • Date: Fri Jan 23 15:06:49 1998

Vaananen Pasi NTC/Boston said once upon a time:

>Basic idea is that the telco has xDSL links to subscribers and you are
>supposed to run ATM over that link. So the access network is "simple
>ATM network", with VP (or VC) connections from individual subscribers to
>your favorite ISP's or company network. PPP / L2TP over the ATM are the
>protocols of choice to run on top of ATM.

US West is planning on handling all the ATM internally, and dropping
ethernet on both the client or server sides of the connection.  Everything
shows up on either side as layer 2.