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Re: DVB/IP from teleglobe (and/or others)
From: Jim Mercer <jim () reptiles org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 20:35:30 -0400

On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 04:29:31PM -0700, Jon Mansey wrote:
InterPacket Networks offer IP/DVB services to our 650 customers in 
over 100 countries.

The logistics of allowing each customer to put a firewall of their 
own at the satellite head end are problematic to say the least.

i don't see the problem.

if i park a box between your primary internet connection, and the router
directly in front of the DVB/IP uplink, your main router can send my packets
to my machine, which can then hand them to your DVB/IP router.

your main router can continue to hand the rest of the packets directly to
the DVB/IP router.

the customer box, if it malfunctions, only effects the customer's traffic.

even doing this 650 times, is not a problem.

if a client is willing to pay an additional co-location fee for the box,
i don't see why you would object.

Its like asking UUnet to put a firewall in their core just for you, forget it.

the reason this would be a useless request, is that there is no single
point in uunet's network (except for the individual customer connection) where
such a firewall would make sense.

How much bandwidth are you looking for via satellite?

10-20mbit, for this client.  replicate that 3-5 times, if i get a successful
and manageable solution.

[ Jim Mercer                 jim () reptiles org              +1 416 410-5633 ]
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