DIY VDSL ISP

Hello,

I would like to simulate VDSL provider environment in my lab:

* VDSL modem(s)
* VDSL DSLAM
* copper pair connecting the two

My current plan is buy this DSLAM http://www.zhone.com/products/MX-160-LT-8P/MX-160-LT-8P.pdf (US eBay seller).
DSLAM will be connected to a Linux box which will simulate BRAS (terminate PPPoE etc).
VDSL modems -- I will be using local ones (EU), proprietary boxes from local ISPs and Cisco routers.

I know my way in networking in general, but do not have DSL-specific knowledge, so any feedback is very appreciated.
Do I miss something?

Best regards,
Alex
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Salah Eddine ELMRABETTechnical Lead Manager (Owner)Commented:
Hi, in general you are in the right way

I don't know if the DSLAM support local RADIUS, It's shown on the datasheet you provided but not in deep details!

Basically if local radius authentication is supported no need for BRAS since you will have a lab environment unless you want to make a real simulation with all components.

Let's begin your setup and share your feedback so I can help you further.

Good luck

Salah
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gremwellAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the feedback.
I need to buy DSLAM first J.
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