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Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality
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Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

Last Updated: December 5, 2011

The PPPoE Relay feature enables an L2TP access concentrator (LAC) to relay active discovery and service selection functionality for PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE), over a Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) control channel, to an L2TP network server (LNS) or tunnel switch (multihop node). The relay functionality of this feature allows the LNS or tunnel switch to advertise the services it offers to the client, thereby providing end-to-end control of services between the LNS and a PPPoE client.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest feature information and caveats, see the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the Feature Information Table at the end of this document.

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Prerequisites for Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

  • You must understand the concepts described in the "Preparing for Broadband Access Aggregation" module.
  • PPPoE sessions must be established using the procedures in the "Providing Protocol Support for Broadband Access Aggregation of PPPoE Sessions" module.
  • This document assumes you understand how to configure a virtual private dialup network (VPDN) tunnel and a tunnel switch. See the Prerequisites for Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality for more information about these features.

Information About Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

L2TP Active Discovery Relay for PPPoE

The PPPoE protocol described in RFC 2516 defines a method for active discovery and service selection of devices in the network by an LAC. A PPPoE client uses these methods to discover an access concentrator in the network, and the access concentrator uses these methods to advertise the services it offers.

The PPPoE Relay feature introduced in Cisco IOS Release 12.3(4)T allows the active discovery and service selection functionality to be offered by the LNS, rather than just by the LAC. The PPPoE Relay feature implements the Network Working Group Internet-Draft titled L2TP Active Discovery Relay for PPPoE . The Internet-Draft describes how to relay PPPoE Active Discovery (PAD) and Service Relay Request (SRRQ) messages over an L2TP control channel (the tunnel). (See the L2TP Active Discovery Relay for PPPoE for information on how to access Network Working Group Internet-Drafts.)

The key benefit of the PPPoE Relay feature is end-to-end control of services between the LNS and a PPPoE client.

RADIUS Subscriber Profile Entry for the LAC

The following example shows how to enter Subscriber Service Switch subscriber service attributes in a AAA RADIUS server profile.

profile-1 = profile-name.
.
.
   Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "sss:sss-service=relay-pppoe"

RADIUS VPDN Group User Profile Entry for the LNS

The following example shows how to enter the VPDN group attributes in a AAA RADIUS server profile.

profile-1 = profile-name.
.
.
   Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:relay-pppoe-bba-group=group-name

How to Enable PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

Configuring the LAC and Tunnel Switch for PPPoE Relay

Perform this task to configure the LAC and tunnel switch for PPPoE Relay, which configures a subscriber profile that directs PAD messages to be relayed on an L2TP tunnel. The subscriber profile also will contain an authorization key for the outgoing L2TP tunnel.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    subscriber profile profile-name

4.    service relay pppoe vpdn group vpdn-group-name

5.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
subscriber profile profile-name


Example:

Router(config)# subscriber profile profile-1

 

Configures the subscriber profile name and enters subscriber profile configuration mode.

  • profile-name --Is referenced from a PPPoE profile configured by the bba-group pppoe global configuration command, so that all the PPPoE sessions using the PPPoE profile defined by the bba-group pppoecommand will be treated according to the defined subscriber profile.
 
Step 4
service relay pppoe vpdn group vpdn-group-name


Example:

Router(config-sss-profile)# service relay pppoe vpdn group Group-A

 

Provides PPPoE relay service using a VPDN L2TP tunnel for the relay. The VPDN group name specified is used to obtain outgoing L2TP tunnel information.

 
Step 5
exit

Example:

Router(config-sss-profile)# exit

 

(Optional) Ends the configuration session and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 

What to Do Next

Configure the LNS side of the configuration by performing the tasks described in the next section.

Configuring the LNS (or Multihop Node) to Respond to Relayed PAD Messages

On the router that responds to relayed PAD messages, perform this task to configure a PPPoE group and attach it to a VPDN group that accepts dial-in calls for L2TP. The relayed PAD messages will be passed from the VPDN L2TP tunnel and session to the PPPoE broadband group for receiving the PAD responses.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    vpdn-group vpdn-group-name

4.    accept-dialin

5.    protocol l2tp

6.    virtual-template template-number

7.    exit

8.    terminate-from hostname host-name

9.    relay pppoe bba-group pppoe-bba-group-name

10.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
vpdn-group vpdn-group-name


Example:

Router(config)# vpdn-group Group-A

 

Creates a VPDN group and enters VPDN group configuration mode.

 
Step 4
accept-dialin


Example:

Router(config-vpdn)# accept-dialin

 

Configures the LNS to accept tunneled PPP connections from an LAC and creates an accept-dialin VPDN subgroup.

 
Step 5
protocol l2tp


Example:

Router(config-vpdn-req-in)# protocol l2tp

 

Specifies the L2TP tunneling protocol.

 
Step 6
virtual-template template-number


Example:

Router(config-vpdn-req-in)# virtual-template 2

 

Specifies which virtual template will be used to clone virtual access interfaces.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config-vpdn-req-in)# exit

 

Exits to VPDN group configuration mode.

 
Step 8
terminate-from hostname host-name


Example:

Router(config-vpdn)# terminate-from hostname LAC-1

 

Specifies the LAC hostname that will be required when the VPDN tunnel is accepted.

 
Step 9
relay pppoe bba-group pppoe-bba-group-name


Example:

Router(config-vpdn)# relay pppoe bba-group group-2

 

Specifies the PPPoE BBA group that will respond to the PAD messages.

  • The PPPoE BBA group name is defined with the bba-group pppoe group-name global configuration command.
  • See the Monitoring PPPoE Relay section for the equivalent RADIUS profile entry.
 
Step 10
exit


Example:

Router(config-vpdn)# exit

 

Exits to global configuration mode.

 

Monitoring PPPoE Relay

Perform this task to monitor PPPoE Relay.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    show pppoe session

3.    show pppoe relay context all

4.    clear pppoe relay context


DETAILED STEPS
Step 1   enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.


Example:
Router> enable
Step 2   show pppoe session

Displays information about currently active PPPoE sessions.



Example:
Router# show pppoe session
     1 session  in FORWARDED (FWDED) State
     1 session  total
Uniq ID  PPPoE  RemMAC          Port                    VT  VA         State
           SID  LocMAC                                      VA-st
     26     19  0001.96da.a2c0  Et0/0.1                  5  N/A RELFWD
                000c.8670.1006  VLAN:3434

Step 3   show pppoe relay context all

Displays the PPPoE relay context created for relaying PAD messages.



Example:
Router# show pppoe relay context all
Total PPPoE relay contexts 1
UID    ID     Subscriber-profile      State
25     18     cisco.com                 RELAYED
Step 4   clear pppoe relay context

This command clears the PPPoE relay context created for relaying PAD messages.



Example:
Router# clear pppoe relay context

Troubleshooting Tips

Use the following commands in privileged EXEC mode to help you troubleshoot the PPPoE Relay feature:

  • debug ppp forwarding
  • debug ppp negotiation
  • debug pppoe events
  • debug pppoe packets
  • debug vpdn l2x-events
  • debug vpdn l2x-packets

Configuration Examples for Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

PPPoE Relay on LAC Configuration Example

The following is an example of a standard LAC configuration with the commands to enable PPPoE relay added:

hostname User2
!
username User1 password 0 field
username User2 password 0 field
username user-group password 0 field
username User5 password 0 field
username User2-lac-domain password 0 field
username User1-client-domain@cisco.net password 0 field
username User3-lns-domain password 0 field
!
ip domain-name cisco.com
!
vpdn enable
vpdn source-ip 10.0.195.151
!
vpdn-group User2-vpdn-group-domain
 request-dialin
  protocol l2tp
  domain cisco.net
 initiate-to ip 10.0.195.133
 local name User2-lac-domain
!
!
interface Loopback123
 ip address 10.22.2.2 255.255.255.0
!
interface Ethernet0/0
 ip address 10.0.195.151 255.255.255.0
 no keepalive
 half-duplex
 pppoe enable group group_1
 no cdp enable
!
interface Virtual-Template1
 mtu 1492
 ip unnumbered Loopback123
 ppp authentication chap
 ppp chap hostname User2-lac-domain
!
ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.0.195.1
!
!
subscriber profile Profile1
 service relay pppoe vpdn group User2-vpdn-group-domain
!
bba-group pppoe group_1
 virtual-template 1
 service profile Profile1
!

Basic LNS Configured for PPPoE Relay Example

The following example shows the basic configuration for an LNS with commands added for PPPoE relay:

hostname User5
!
!
username User5 password 0 field
username user-group password 0 field
username User1 password 0 field
username User2 password 0 field
username User3 password 0 field
username User3-dialout password 0 cisco
username User2-dialout password 0 cisco
username abc password 0 cisco
username dial-7206a password 0 field
username mysgbpgroup password 0 cisco
username User3-lns-domain password 0 field
username User2-lac-domain password 0 field
username User1-client-domain@cisco.net password 0 field
username User5-mh password 0 field
username User1@domain.net password 0 field
ip subnet-zero
!
!
ip domain-name cisco.com
!
vpdn enable
vpdn multihop
vpdn source-ip 10.0.195.133
!
vpdn-group 1
 request-dialin
  protocol l2tp
!
vpdn-group 2
! Default L2TP VPDN group
 accept-dialin
  protocol l2tp
!
vpdn-group User5-mh
 request-dialin
  protocol l2tp
  domain cisco.net
 initiate-to ip 10.0.195.143
 local name User5-mh
!
vpdn-group User3-vpdn-group-domain
 accept-dialin
  protocol l2tp
  virtual-template 2
 terminate-from hostname User2-lac-domain
 local name User3-lns-domain
 relay pppoe group group_1
!
!
interface Loopback0
 no ip address
!
!
interface Loopback123
 ip address 10.23.3.2 255.255.255.0
!
!
interface FastEthernet0/0
 ip address 10.0.195.133 255.255.255.0
 duplex auto
 speed auto
 no cdp enable
!
!
interface Virtual-Template2
 mtu 1492
 ip unnumbered Loopback123
 ip access-group virtual-access3#234 in
 ppp mtu adaptive
 ppp authentication chap
 ppp chap hostname User3-lns-domain
!
!
ip default-gateway 10.0.195.1
ip classless
ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.0.195.1
!
!
bba-group pppoe group_1
 virtual-template 2
!

Tunnel Switch (or Multihop Node) Configured to Respond to PAD Messages Example

The following is an example of a standard tunnel switch configuration with the commands to enable response to PPPoE relay messages added:

hostname User3
!
!
username User1 password 0 room1
username User2 password 0 room1
username User3 password 0 room1
username User1@domain.net password 0 room1
username User3-lns-dnis password 0 cisco
username User3-lns-domain password 0 room1
username User2-lac-dnis password 0 cisco
username User2-lac-domain password 0 room1
username User5 password 0 room1
username User5-mh password 0 room1
username user-group password 0 room1
username User3-dialout password 0 cisco
username User2-dialout password 0 cisco
username abc password 0 cisco
username dial-7206a password 0 room1
username mysgbpgroup password 0 cisco
username User1-client-domain@cisco.net password 0 room1
username User4-lns-domain password 0 room1
!
ip domain-name cisco.com
!
vpdn enable
!
vpdn-group User3-mh
 accept-dialin
  protocol l2tp
  virtual-template 1
 terminate-from hostname User5-mh
 relay pppoe bba-group group_1
!
interface Loopback0
 ip address 10.4.4.2 255.255.255.0
!
interface Loopback1
 ip address 10.3.2.2 255.255.255.0
!
interface Ethernet2/0
 ip address 10.0.195.143 255.255.0.0
 half-duplex
 no cdp enable
!
interface Virtual-Template1
 mtu 1492
 ip unnumbered Loopback0
 no keepalive
 ppp mtu adaptive
 ppp authentication chap
 ppp chap hostname User3-lns-domain
!
ip default-gateway 10.0.195.1
ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.0.195.1
!
!
bba-group pppoe group_1
 virtual-template 1
!

Tunnel Switch Configured to Relay PAD Messages Example

The following partial example shows a configuration that allows the tunnel switch to relay PAD messages:

subscriber profile profile-1
! Configure profile for PPPoE Relay
 service relay pppoe vpdn group Sample1.net
.
.
.
vpdn-group Sample2.net
! Configure L2TP tunnel for PPPoE Relay
 accept-dialin
  protocol l2tp
.
.
.
 terminate-from host Host1
 relay pppoe bba-group group-1
.
.
.
vpdn-group Sample1.net
! Configure L2TP tunnel for PPPoE Relay
 request-dialin
  protocol l2tp
.
.
.
 initiate-to ip 10.17.1.3
.
.
.
! PPPoE-group configured for relay
bba-group pppoe group-1
.
.
.
service profile profile-1

RADIUS Subscriber Profile Entry for the LAC Example

The following is an example of a typical RADIUS subscriber profile entry for an LAC:

cisco.com Password = "password"
    Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "sss:sss-service=relay-pppoe",
    Tunnel-Type = L2TP,
    Tunnel-Server-Endpoint = .....,
    Tunnel-Client-Auth-ID = "client-id",
    Tunnel-Server-Auth-ID = "server-id",
    Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:l2tp-tunnel-password=password",
    Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:l2tp-nosession-timeout=never",
    Tunnel-Assignment-Id = assignment-id

RADIUS VPDN Group User Profile Entry for the LNS Example

The following is an example of a typical RADIUS subscriber profile entry for an LNS:

cisco.com Password = "password"
    Tunnel-Type = L2TP,
    Tunnel-Server-Endpoint = .....,
    Tunnel-Client-Auth-ID = "client-id",
    Tunnel-Server-Auth-ID = "server-id",
    Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:l2tp-tunnel-password=password",
    Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:l2tp-nosession-timeout=never",
    Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:relay-pppoe-bba-group=group-name"
    Tunnel-Assignment-Id = assignment-id

Additional References

The following sections provide referenced related to the PPPoE Relay feature.

Related Documents

Related Topic

Document Title

VPDN tunnels

Configuring Virtual Private Networks chapter in the Virtual Templates, Profiles, and Networks section of the Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Configuration Guide

VPDN tunnel commands

Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Command Reference

Tunnel switching

L2TP Tunnel Switching feature module

PPPoE broadband groups

Refer to the chapters in the "Broadband Access" part of the Cisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Configuration Guide, Release 12.3.

PPPoE broadband commands

Cisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Command Reference, Release 12.3

Broadband access aggregation concepts

Refer to the Understanding Broadband Access Aggregation module.

Tasks for preparing for broadband access aggregation

Refer to the Preparing for Broadband Access Aggregation module.

Standards

Standards

Title

None

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MIBs

MIBs

MIBs Link

None

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

RFCs

RFCs

Title

RFC 2516

"Method for Transmitting PPP Over Ethernet (PPPoE)"

RFC 3817

L2TP Active Discovery Relay for PPPoE

Network Working Group Internet-Draft, L2TP Active Discovery Relay for PPPoE , which can be seen at http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-dasilva-l2tp-relaysvc-06

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http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Feature Information for Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 1 Feature Information for Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Configuration Information

PPPoE Relay

12.3(4)T

The PPPoE Relay feature enables an L2TP access concentrator (LAC) to relay active discovery and service selection functionality for PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE), over a Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) control channel, to an L2TP network server (LNS) or tunnel switch (multihop node).

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