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Re: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?
From: Chris Marlatt <cmarlatt () rxsec com>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:02:03 -0400
On 08/03/2012 11:44 AM, Richard Miller wrote:
Been thinking about taking that "route" no pun intended. It just
moves the main link off-site. We've had these T1s for so long the
maintenance and ops have become second nature. Someone should be able to
route over a DSL/Cable/whatever link. Especially if we had a simple
static IP setup.
the prices are nuts here or T1s. Back in the day I was paying 3000 per
T1..now it's 500/mnth for 1.5 symmetrical. I can get 50/5 or 15/5 from
various providers for around 100/mnth!
Truth be told you don't even need to pay for a static ip if your
termination point supports dynamic clients (i.e. a vpn). It's usually
easiest if you have a server as your gateway for the local network too,
that'll permit some more granular allowances with the ips, forwarding,
etc. OpenVPN is a pretty good daemon for the tunnel. The only thing to
keep in mind with the dynamic ips is once in a blue moon (for my area at
least) you'll pick up a new ip and have a brief period of packet loss as
the vpn re-establishes.