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Dynamic PPP Subscriber Services for Static MLPPP Interfaces Overview

Dynamic subscriber services are supported for MLPPP bundle interfaces, with certain interface and hardware restrictions. See Hardware Requirements for PPP Subscriber Services on Non-Ethernet Interfaces. Multiclass MLPPP enables the relative prioritization of up to eight classes of traffic over an MLPPP bundle, but only on link services intelligent queuing (IQ) (LSQ) interfaces.

RADIUS previously supported only authentication for MLPPP. Address management, service deactivation, and dynamic selection of subscriber properties based on RADIUS user ID are now also supported.

RADIUS can dynamically allocate IPv4 addresses for MLPPP connections. When the first subscriber logs in, an address is allocated. The same address is allocated to all links in a bundle. Any other address provided for any of the links is ignored. The IP address is released for re-allocation when the last member link in a bundle logs out. Similar to the address allocation, the services configured for the first subscriber to log in are configured for all subsequent subscribers in the bundle.

The Acct-Multi-Session-Id [50] attribute enables RADIUS to link multiple related sessions into a single log file. RADIUS uses the session database (SDB) bundle session ID for the value of Acct-Multi-Session-Id. This bundle ID enables RADIUS to initiate a disconnect for an entire bundle. By tracking the member link sessions, RADIUS is also able to disconnect the individual member links in a bundle.

The Acct-Link-Count [51] attribute records the number of links present in a multilink session at the time the accounting record is generated.