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Re: [SLUG] DSL to DSL connections
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] DSL to DSL connections
- From: Peter Rundle <peter.rundle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Oct 6 17:05:51 2000
- Organization: Interpath Australia
George Vieira wrote:
> So either a PGP email or FTP encrypted file would do wouldn't it?
Sure, thousand ways to skin this cat, you just have to pass 32bits of
info from one office to the other.
However all of the solutions depend on at least on of the ends having
a real-world IP. How long before Telstra realise that these are in
short supply in the IP4 version of the world and do what a lot of
dial-up ISP's are doing which is to assign a private IP to the PPP
interface and Nat (or Pat) the outbound traffic at the front door
router. If this happens at both connections then you're stuffed
trying to set up a VPN.
An alternative if you don't need too much bandwidth would be to set
up mppp at each site, buy a bunch of modems and phone lines. Say 8
modems @ $200 each gives 4x33K = 132K connection. Sure it's only half
duplex but still pretty cheap if the other office is a local call...
That'd give at least a 16Kbyte/sec file transfer rate or about a meg
(is mppp working on linux yet or is that a 2.4 kernel thing?)