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End-to-End DSL Architectures by Wayne C. Vermillion

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Central Office/Exchange Equipment

This section discusses the configurations for the two pieces of CO/exchange gear in the DSL network—the Cisco 6000 series IP DSL Switch and the Cisco 6400 UAC.

IP DSL Switch/NI-2

The NI-2 Cisco IOS Software is based on the Catalyst 8500 (also known as the LightStream 1010) code, with added extensions for DSL. The IOS code supports ATM services such as ATM QoS and traffic management, PVCs and soft-PVCs, and ILMI and OAM cell support.

After the initial configuration, you can either continue to manage the DSLAM/IP DSL Switch with the Cisco IOS Software command-line interface (CLI) or use the Cisco DSL Manager (CDM) graphical user interface (GUI) software. Even if you choose to manage the device with CDM (this is ...

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