Point To Point over Ethernet.
its a transmission method much liek other direct connection methods from what i understand (like DCCing or kazaa's p2p transfer)
the only logic anyone here at the office can conjur up was someone that told me since the DSL is obtaining a digital signal not analog like cable it has to be specified data sent thru the phone wire. but couldnt the DSLAM just specify obtain 2 IP's in the bootfile- even if they are obtained from the modem not supplied by the central offices' end? but yet you can still subscribe to a block of 5 IP's that are static (cant get only 2 btw you would have to get the 5 package and use up to 5 if you wanted to).
aah man if anyone knows of any good tech [support] jobs in central/syracuse NY let me know im so sick of SBC ameritech. especially sales i hate sales.