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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-l2tpext-v92-moh-05.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol Extensions Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Signalling of Modem-On-Hold status in Layer 2 
                          Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
	Author(s)	: I. Goyret
	Filename	: draft-ietf-l2tpext-v92-moh-05.txt
	Pages		: 13
	Date		: 2003-3-26
	
The Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) defines a mechanism for
tunneling Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions. It is common for
these PPP sessions to be established using modems connected over the
public switched telephone network.
One of the standards governing modem operation defines procedures
that enable a client modem to put the call on hold and later, re-
establish the modem link with minimal delay and without having to
redial.  While the modem call is on hold, the client phone line can
be used to place or receive other calls.
The L2TP base protocol does not provide any means to signal these
events from the L2TP Access Controller (LAC), where the modem is
physically connected, to the L2TP Network Server (LNS), where the PPP
session is handled.
This document describes a method to let the LNS know when a client
modem connected to a LAC has placed the call on hold.

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