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DSL Forum TR-069 and its extensions – FAQ’s

DSL Forum TR-069 and its extensions (TR-098, TR-104, TR-106, TR-110, TR-111, TR-135, TR-140, TR-142)* Frequently Asked Questions

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What is TR-069?

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The TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol from the DSL Forum defines a mechanism that encompasses secure auto-configuration of a CWMP, and also incorporates other CWMP management functions into a common framework.

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What is the Purpose of TR-069?

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TR-069 was created by the DSL Forum to standardize the Wide Area Network (WAN) management of CWMP. Service Providers could use one common platform to manage, through the Internet, all of the CWMP devices, no matter neither the device nor the manufacturer.

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What is The DSL Forum?

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The DSL Forum is a consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players covering telecommunications, equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies.

Their work ensures that service providers are able to rollout, as well as introduce new services quickly and effectively, using common platforms and practices that makes all they do easily scalable, and economical.

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What CWMP can TR-069 be used for?

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Customer Premice Equipment, such as VoIP Analog Telephone Adapters (ATA), DSL Modems, and Residential Gateways could be provisioned via TR-069 and its extensions (TR-098, TR-104, TR-106, TR-110, TR-111, TR-135, TR-140, TR-142)*

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What is a TR-069 ACS?

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An TR-069 ACS is an Auto-Configuration Server in the broadband network that is responsible for the TR-069 configuration of the Customer Premise Equipment (CPE).

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What is a B-NT?

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A broadband access CPE device capable of being managed by an ACS.

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What are Remote Procedure Calls?

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Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) are a programming interface that allows one program to use the services of another program in a remote machine. The calling program sends a message and data to the remote program, which is executed, and results are passed back to the calling program.

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What are TR-069 Parameters?

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A name-value pair representing a manageable CWMP “option” made accessible to an ACS for reading and/or writing.

InternetGatewayDevice.WANDevice.1.WANConnectionDevice.1.WANPPPConnection.1.Username is a good example of a parameter that is the structure for the PPPoE username for the broadband connection

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What is a TR-069 Voucher?

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A digitally signed data structure that instructs a particular CWMP to enable or disable Options, and characteristics that determine under what conditions the Options persist.

For a complete list of supported DSL Forum standards within the Remote Device Administrator (TR-069) please contact Fine Point Technologies