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RE: small device with IP address

  • From: Deepak Jain
  • Date: Thu Dec 21 18:15:00 2000

While not pretty, there a few DSL or cable modem routers/internet sharing
devices available at the consumer level (in the U.S.) that are in that
price range. They have an ethernet interface, so you could conceivably
ignore the DSL interface and just DHCP an address to the ethernet
interface. I wouldn't be surprised if they have rudimentary SNMP support

Vendors that have equipment in this price range include: Netgear, D-Link,
Allied Telesyn, Linksys, SMC, and others. 

I have no experience with these, your YMMV.

Deepak Jain

On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Christopher Gibiault wrote:
> > Mikael ,
> >
> > 	Is there a reason you don't want to ping the Ethernet port of the router? I
> > think this would be more stable then any "HOST" on the network.
> It would if we did it the classical way by putting a router in the
> customers facilities but we do not.
> One way we do it is by L2 hop (VLAN) the customer to a more centrally
> placed switchrouter and aggregate there. The customer is connected via
> fiber, using ethernet 10/100/1000 depending on the customer. The customer
> may only have a FX/TX-converter at their facility, or they may have a
> switch (of which will probably not have an IP address in the vlan the
> customer resides in).
> Also, I would like to address some IGP issues where routes are not
> propagated properly, our equipment is still reachable but the routes to
> the customer is not.
> Basically what I want to do is test it all the way.
> -- 
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: [email protected]