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PPPoE - Session Limit Local Override
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PPPoE - Session Limit Local Override

PPPoE - Session Limit Local Override

Last Updated: December 12, 2012

The PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) Session Limit Local Override feature enables the session limit configured locally on the broadband remote access server (BRAS) or Layer2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) access concentrator (LAC) to override the per-NAS-port session limit downloaded from the RADIUS server when the preauthorization is enabled.

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Information About PPPoE Session Limit Local Override

How PPPoE Session Limit Local Override Works

PPPoE session limits are downloaded from the RADIUS server when you enable preauthorization on the LAC using the subscriber access pppoe pre-authorize nas-port-id command. By enabling preauthorization, you limit the number of PPPoE sessions on a specific permanent virtual circuit (PVC) or VLAN; that is, the PPPoE per-NAS-port session limit downloaded from the RADIUS server takes precedence over locally configured (port-based) session limits, such as per-VC and per-VLAN session limits.

The PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature enables the local session limit configured at the BRAS to override the per-NAS-port session limit configured at the RADIUS server when preauthorization is configured.


Note


The PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature is useful only when you have configured preauthorization on the BRAS or LAC.

To enable the PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature, configure the sessions pre-auth limit ignore command under the broadband access (BBA) group associated with the interface. When the PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature is enabled, the locally configured session limit is applied before PPP is started; that is before the BRAS sends out a PPPoE Active Discovery Offer (PADO) packet to the client, advertising a list of available services.

When preauthorization is configured without the PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature enabled, the client receives an authentication failure response from the BRAS when there is no session limit downloaded from the RADIUS server and the locally configured session limit is exceeded. The BRAS waits to apply locally configured limits until PPP negotiation is completed. When a call is finally rejected, the client receives the authentication failure response, resulting in session failure, with no ability to distinguish whether the session failure results from a Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) authentication failure or a PPPoE session limit having been exceeded. The PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature allows for differentiation between the handling of per-NAS-port failures and session limiting failures.

If you enable the PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature, but there are no locally configured per-port session limits, then per-NAS-port session limits downloaded from the RADIUS server are applied.

For more information on how to configure preauthorization and per-NAS-port session limit, see the Establishing PPPoE Session Limit per NAS Port document.

How to Configure PPPoE Session Limit Local Override

Enabling PPPoE Session Limit Local Override

Enable the PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature to allow the local session limit configured on the BRAS to override the per-NAS-port session limit downloaded from the RADIUS server.

Before You Begin

The sessions pre-auth limit ignore command should have been configured under the broadband access (BBA) group associated with the interface.


Note


If there are no locally configured per-port session limits, then per-NAS port session limits downloaded from the RADIUS server are applied.

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SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    bba-group pppoe group-name

4.    sessions per-vc limit per-vc-limit

5.    sessions pre-auth limit ignore

6.    end


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
bba-group pppoe group-name


Example:

Router(config)# bba-group pppoe test

 

Creates a PPPoE profile and enters BBA group configuration mode.

  • group-name --Name of the PPPoE profile.
 
Step 4
sessions per-vc limit per-vc-limit


Example:

Router(config-bba-group)# sessions per-vc limit 3

 

Limits the number of PPPoE sessions per VC in a PPPoE profile.

  • per-vc-limit --Maximum number of PPPoE sessions that can be established over an ATM PVC. The default is 100.
 
Step 5
sessions pre-auth limit ignore


Example:

Router(config-bba-group)# sessions pre-auth limit ignore

 

Enables the PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature. The locally configured limit overrides the per-NAS-port session limit configured at the RADIUS server.

 
Step 6
end


Example:

Router(config-bba-group)# end

 

(Optional) Exits BBA group configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Configuration Examples for PPPoE Session Limit Local Override

Enabling PPPoE Session Limit Local Override Example

The following example creates a PPPoE group named test, configures a limit of three sessions per VC, and enables the PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature in bba-group configuration mode. The running configuration shows that the sessions pre-auth limit ignore command was used to enable this feature.

Router(config)# bba-group pppoe test
Router(config-bba-group)# sessions per-vc limit 3
Router(config-bba-group)# sessions pre-auth limit ignore
 
.
.
!
bba-group pppoe test
virtual-template 2
sessions per-vc limit 3
sessions pre-auth limit ignore
!
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Additional References

The following sections provide references related to the PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature.

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Feature Information for PPPoE Session Limit Local Override

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 PPPoE Session Limit Local Override

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

PPPoE Session Limit Local Override

12.4(15)T 12.2(33)SB 15.0(1)M 12.2(33)SRE

The PPPoE Session Limit Local Override feature enables the local session limit configured on the BRAS or LAC to override the per-NAS-port session limit downloaded from the RADIUS server when preauthorization is configured.

The following command was introduced by this feature: sessions pre-auth limit ignore

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SB, support was added for the Cisco 10000 router.

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