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More PPPoE info

"Kevin P. Lawton" wrote:
> I thought this was an interesting bit of info regarding
> PPP over Ethernet, used by telcos like Bell Atlantic:

Where did you find this?

> > PPPoE is a solution for Outsourcing. Telcos are required to open their
> > networks to other ISPs. With dhcp, it's impossible.

Why is it "impossible"? I can't see how assigning an IP address via DHCP is
any different than via PPP. Presumably the difference is that software
already exists (on the telco/ISP side) for the PPP solution but not for
the DHCP solution.

After all, isn't *everything* "just a simple matter of programming"? :-)

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