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Re: Microtik and IPv6
That was my original idea with PPPoE but i decided against it.
I am thinking of doing it with just OSPF as the network i want to build needs to be fast - Hoping to have 70mbits running between towers and up to 20mbit out to the end users - So i will be making good use of caching.
For this reason, i dont really want to be tunneling otherwise there is extra overhead, and i will be offering WAN networking services so i want everything to be nice and efficient without having to pass centralized concentration points.
Also its going to be simpler for the installers if i decide to use powercode - no need to register a radio within powercode as well as a PPPoE or tunnel etc.
I think the powercode system will let them boot up a CPE radio, go to the billing website, login as the customer and click "register my radio" and it then grants access to the internet.
said by raytaylor:I haven't pushed that much traffic over a vpn before, but I do often push 25 megs using the cheapo 411 routerboards and they don't even flinch.
i want to build needs to be fast
For this reason, i dont really want to be tunneling otherwise there is extra overhead
Try doing a few tests. You might be surprised at how little overhead there really is. Or maybe once you get to that much throughput it will bottleneck. I can't say for sure, but I wouldn't rule it out so quickly.
I actually used to be 100% against PPPoE. Every experience with it (before starting a WISP) was awful and gave me the impression that it had a lot of overhead. I decided to give it a try and was surprised to find that setting a queue at 1 meg tested EXACTLY at 1 meg and it was just that the other ISP's using PPPoE sucked, not that PPPoE itself had any problems.
EoIP does have a lot of overhead.
But VPLS tunnels are very efficient, and MPLS runs very well over an OSPF network. The tunnels dont fall apart on re-route. There wont be any speed decreases with VPLS tunnels.
I have a full MPLS cloud network, I have one router at each PoP, I bridge all the customer APs at a tower to a VPLS tunnel leaving a router back to my core router, so I have full layer2 to my core router from the customer. Then PPPoE on that! Magical I say.
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