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I-D ACTION:draft-dasilva-l2tp-relaysvc-05.txt



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	Title		: L2TP Active Discovery Relay for PPPoE
	Author(s)	: W. Townsley, R. da Silva
	Filename	: draft-dasilva-l2tp-relaysvc-05.txt
	Pages		: 16
	Date		: 2003-2-13
	
The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method for
transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links.
Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) [2], facilitates the tunneling of
PPP packets across an intervening packet-switched network.  And yet a
third protocol, PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) [3] describes how to build
PPP sessions and to encapsulate PPP packets over Ethernet.
L2TP Active Discovery Relay for PPPoE describes a method to relay
Active Discovery and Service Selection functionality from PPPoE over
the reliable control channel within L2TP.  Two new L2TP control
message types and associated PPPoE-specific Attribute Value Pairs
(AVPs) for L2TP are defined.  This relay mechanism provides enhanced
integration of a specific feature in the PPPoE tunneling protocol
with L2TP.

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