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Old 04-16-2004, 08:13 AM   #1
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adsl bonding, PPP

Hello. This could be proven quite a tough question.

I am thinking of getting bonded dsl from my ISP meaning I would have 2 adsl lines. The PPP bonding is done at the ISP's end and the line bonding is done at my end. (This is what they tell me)

So my first idea is to use 2 adsl modems inside the box, But i don't know if it is possible to bond a PPP connection in linux. Is that possible like it is with ethernet bonding?
(for those that might not know how ethernet bonding works; the 2 cards work together. they are both assigned the same mac address and IP.)

My second idea is to have 2 ethernet adsl modems remote from the box. This means i would have two ethernet cards in the server. The adsl modems would then assign by DHCP the ethernet cards with one IP address since the cards would be bonded, or it could be done staically using a block of IP's. However i don't know if having the static IP's would work because the modems would both have the same gateway address and not be bonded.

I'd be very grateful for some help on this subject.


Of course there is a Cisco 1720 adsl modem that can bond, but it's Ģ1300 with the two modems.
Old 04-29-2004, 12:08 PM   #2
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Bonded ADSL


I don't know if you learned any more on the subject or not, but I too am looking at the same and worse.

I have streaming server locations intended for bonded serving on ADSL and some of the clients receiving will require bonded POTS dial in coordination.

ISP's don't like to discuss the matter too openly, but for those who do not have cable or DSL, they want to push ISDN, which is in fact a reverse multiplexed with ppoe. Problem is that while ISDN service is competitive, hardware is not and cramps the users pocket for installation.

I have an ISP that's willing to let me work inside their dial in setting and will devote a couple of dial in accounts for a price, but I have only today begun speaking with them, to set up a framework for ISP reseller privilage, finding them on the fence with it so far, until I provide them some statistics on market study.

If you're serious in the approach, we might find areas to help one another, if you're still watching the post, I'll flag the thread for notification.



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