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ISP ethernet
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:04:42 AM »

Some ISPs sell (very expensive) 'ethernet' links into your shop. Is this just FTTP but with L2 shipped over the link not just IPv4/IPv6?

A&A for example sells it and it is eye-wateringly expensive iirc.

Q: I don't understand it as where is the ethernet supposed to come from? And you arrange to get IP at the far end onto it?

Is it also used for site-to-site bridging? Nice if you have stuff like really really old windows boxes that do not necessarily interwork with peers over IP and a routed n/w.

I suppose there is the idea that you could run arbitrary types of L3 protocols over it, not just IP, as well as L2 traffic, without the overheads of tunnels.
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Re: ISP ethernet
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 12:54:09 PM »

Ethernet links run over fibre.
Primarily used for site to site stuff.
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Re: ISP ethernet
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 06:24:49 PM »

Openreach supply it as Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) and that is the product which A&A sells to its end users.



If A&A were to create a POP at NSBFD (the Broadford exchange) and one of your Premium Bonds won the monthly top prize then you could have an EAD link to provide Internet access.
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