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Assigning a Service to a Service Name Table and Configuring the Action Taken When the Client Request Includes a Non-zero Service Name Tag

You can configure a maximum of 512 named service entries, excluding empty and any service entries, across all PPPoE service name tables on the router. A named service specifies a PPPoE client service that the router, functioning as an access concentrator or PPPoE server, can support. You can optionally configure the action taken by the PPPoE underlying interface when it receives a PADI packet that includes a matching named service (service name tag).

To indicate that it can service the client request, the interface returns a PADO packet in response to the PADI packet. By default, the interface immediately responds to the request; this is the terminate action. Alternatively, you can configure the drop action to ignore (drop) the PADI packet, or the delay action to set a delay between receipt of the PADI packet and transmission of the PADO packet.

(Optional) To configure a named service for a PPPoE service name table, do one of the following:

  • Assign a service name to the table. The terminate action is applied to the service by default.

  • Specify the action taken for a service in response to a PADI packet from a PPPoE client.

You can also accomplish the following optional tasks when you configure a named service:

  • Specify the agent circuit identifier (ACI) and agent remote identifier (ARI) information to determines the action taken by the PPPoE underlying interface when it receives a PADI packet with matching ACI/ARI information.

  • Specify a dynamic profile and routing instance with which the router instantiates a dynamic PPPoE subscriber interface.

  • Limit the number of active PPPoE sessions that the router can establish with the specified named service.