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Re: Fw: [Bugme-new] [Bug 4177] New: Please consider adding possibility t

To: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Fw: [Bugme-new] [Bug 4177] New: Please consider adding possibility to have multiple PPPoE sessions with different MAC addresses
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 06 Feb 2005 15:50:57 -0500
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Does that patch help at all?
Seems to me all it enables is session setup, but after that what
happens? Do packets go out with the MAC address you just spoofed
for the data as well?

cheers,
jamal

On Sun, 2005-02-06 at 15:26, Andrew Morton wrote:
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> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 04:08:01 -0800
> From: bugme-daemon@xxxxxxxx
> To: bugme-new@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Bugme-new] [Bug 4177] New: Please consider adding possibility to 
> have multiple PPPoE sessions with different MAC addresses
> 
> 
> http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4177
> 
>            Summary: Please consider adding possibility to have multiple
>                     PPPoE sessions with different MAC addresses
>     Kernel Version: 2.6.current, 2.4.current
>             Status: NEW
>           Severity: low
>              Owner: acme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>          Submitter: mh+kernel-bugzilla@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> 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. 
>  
> Greetings 
> Marc
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