Subject: Re: PPPoE performance improvement
To: Aymeric Vincent <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/02/2003 14:57:37
On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 12:23:06PM +0100, Aymeric Vincent wrote:

> Please note that this is with a cable modem, not a DSL line; it does
> certainly matter.

Yes, that certainly makes the main difference. DSL equipement seems to
filter the different lines from each other.

Your packets are normal discovery phase packets from other clients, with
one exception:

> 12:11:06.843640 0:3:6d:f0:2c:e9 ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff 8864 60: 
> PPPoE  [ses0xbf7] LCP 16: Conf-Req(46), MRU=1492, Magic-Num=000026cb

I realy like that one (you had multiple of those in your trace). It's already
at session state, see the 8864 ether type and the contents - but still sent
to the broadcast address.