Broadband Access Aggregation and DSL Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15MT
Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC
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Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

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Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

The Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC feature allows the transfer of the upstream PPPoX session speed value at the Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol (L2TP) access concentrator (LAC). This transfer is accomplished by configuring the required speed on the ATM virtual circuit (VC) carrying the PPPoX session and then transferring this information into attribute-value (AV) pair 38 for transport from the LAC to the L2TP network server (LNS).


Note


PPPoX is a term used to refer to PPPoE, PPPoA, and PPPoEoA. All are implementations of PPP over various delivery protocols such as Ethernet and ATM.


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Prerequisites for Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

  • You must understand the concepts described in the Preparing for Broadband Access Aggregation module.
  • You must establish PPPoE sessions using the procedures in the Providing Protocol Support for Broadband Access Aggregation of PPPoE Sessions module.

Restrictions for Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

The following restrictions apply to the Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC feature:

  • For PPPoE, all sessions over the same VC must have the same send and receive speed.
  • The upstream speed is informational and does not imply any policing or shaping of the session speed.

Information About Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

The send speed from the LAC to the remote destination is copied into AV pair 38 so that the session is symmetric at the LNS. The LNS does not do any policing of the upstream rate but verifies the session speed against the Service Level Agreement (SLA) before accepting it.

The transfer of the upstream PPPoX session speed at the LAC is done by:

  • Configuring the required speed on the ATM virtual circuit carrying the PPPoX session.
  • Transferring the information to AV pair 38 for transport from the LAC to the LNS.

The figure below shows how the Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC feature works.

Figure 1. Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

Benefits of Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

The Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC feature enables the configuration of an upstream PPPoX session speed, which is different from the downstream speed and allows the transfer of the upstream speed value from the LAC to the LNS. The default state (before this feature is enabled) is that the upstream speed and the downstream speed are the same. This feature implements changes that allows asymmetry in the upstream and downstream speeds.

This feature provides the following benefits:

  • Allows support for asymmetric broadband service speeds such as asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL).
  • Complies with RFC 2661 for L2TP.
  • Is required for regulatory compliance in certain European countries; for example, Germany.

How to Configure Upstream Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

Configuring Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at the LAC

The tasks in this section configure upstream PPPoX connection speed transfer at the LAC on a PVC or VC:

Configuring Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC on a PVC

Perform this task to configure the Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer feature at the LAC on a PVC.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    interface atm slot / port . [subinterface-number{mpls | multipoint| point-to-point}]

    4.    range [range-name] pvc start-vpi / start-vci end-vpi / end-vci

    5.    rx-speed incoming-cell-rate

    6.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    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 interface atm slot / port . [subinterface-number{mpls | multipoint| point-to-point}]


    Example:
    Router(config)# interface atm 2/0.1 multipoint
     

    Enters subinterface configuration mode.

     
    Step 4 range [range-name] pvc start-vpi / start-vci end-vpi / end-vci


    Example:
    Router(config-subif)# range pvc 0/100 0/110
     

    Enters PVC-in-range configuration mode.

     
    Step 5 rx-speed incoming-cell-rate


    Example:
    Router(config-if-atm-range)# rx-speed 128
     

    Allows L2TP to send AV pair 38 with the given value to LNS.

    • The valid range for incoming-cell-ratefor L2TP AVP is from 0 to 44209 kb/s.
     
    Step 6 exit


    Example:
    Router(config-if-atm-range)# exit
     

    Exits PVC-in-range configuration mode.

     

    Configuring Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC on VC

    Perform this task to configure the Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC on a VC.

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    configure terminal

      3.    interface atm slot / port . [subinterface-number{mpls | multipoint | point-to-point}]

      4.    pvc [name] {vpi/vci | vci} [ces | ilmi | qsaal | smds | l2transport]

      5.    rx-speed incoming-cell-rate

      6.    encapsulation {aal2 | aal5auto | aal5autoppp virtual-template number [group group-name] | aal5ciscoppp virtual-template number | aal5mux protocol | aal5nlpid | aal5snap}

      7.    exit


    DETAILED STEPS
       Command or ActionPurpose
      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 interface atm slot / port . [subinterface-number{mpls | multipoint | point-to-point}]


      Example:
      Router(config)# interface atm 2/0.1 multipoint
       

      Enters subinterface configuration mode.

       
      Step 4 pvc [name] {vpi/vci | vci} [ces | ilmi | qsaal | smds | l2transport]


      Example:
      Router(config-subif)# pvc pvc1 0/100
       

      Enters PVC-class configuration mode.

       
      Step 5 rx-speed incoming-cell-rate


      Example:
      Router(config-if-atm-vc)# rx-speed 128
       

      Allows L2TP to send (AV) pair 38 with the given value to LNS.

       
      Step 6 encapsulation {aal2 | aal5auto | aal5autoppp virtual-template number [group group-name] | aal5ciscoppp virtual-template number | aal5mux protocol | aal5nlpid | aal5snap}


      Example:
      Router(config-if-atm-vc)# encapsulation aal5snap
       

      Configures Logical Link Control (LLC) Subnetwork Access Protocol (SNAP) encapsulation on the PVC.

       
      Step 7 exit


      Example:
      Router(config-if-atm-vc)# exit
       

      Exits PVC-class configuration mode.

       

      Configuration Examples for Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

      Configuring Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC Example

      The following examples show how to configure the upstream PPPoX connection speed transfer at LAC in PVC, range PVC, and PVC-in-range modes.

      PVC Class

      interface atm 6/0.110 multipoint
       pvc 0/600
       rx-speed 128
        encapsulation aal5snap
        exit

      Range PVC

      interface atm 6/0.110 multipoint
       range range-pppoa-1 pvc 100 4/199
        rx-speed 400
       exit

      PVC-in-Range

      interface atm 6/0.110 multipoint
        range range1 pvc 100 4/199
       pvc-in-range 0/300
       rx-speed 200
       shutdown

      Additional References

      The following sections provide references related to the upstream PPPoX connection speed transfer.

      Related Documents

      Related Topic

      Document Title

      Configuring VC classes

      "Configuring VC Classes" section in the "Configuring ATM" module in theCisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Configuration Guide .

      Understanding the Unspecified Bit Rate+ (UBR+) service category for ATM VCs

      "Understanding the UBR+ Service Category for ATM VCs" module in ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) Technical Support

      Broadband access aggregation concepts

      Understanding Broadband Access Aggregation module

      Preparing for broadband access aggregation task

      Preparing for Broadband Access Aggregation module

      BBDSL commands: complete command syntax, command mode, command history, defaults, usage guidelines, and examples

      Cisco IOS Broadband Access Aggregation and DSL Command Reference

      Cisco IOS commands

      Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

      Standards

      Standards

      Title

      No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.

      --

      MIBs

      MIBs

      MIBs Link

      No new or modified MIBs are supported by this feature, and support for existing MIBs has not been modified by this feature.

      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 2661

      Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol "L2TP"

      Technical Assistance

      Description

      Link

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      http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​cisco/​web/​support/​index.html

      Feature Information for Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

      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.

      Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

      Table 1 Feature Information for Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

      Feature Name

      Releases

      Feature Information

      Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC

      12.2(15)B 12.2(4)T 12.2(33)SRE

      The Upstream PPPoX Connection Speed Transfer at LAC feature allows the transfer of the upstream PPPoX session speed value at the LAC.

      The following command was introduced:rx-speed.