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RE: NAT Router for other purposes

  • From: Joe Blanchard
  • Date: Thu Jan 31 18:33:39 2002

Title: RE: NAT Router for other purposes

I Totally agree. No reason for an ISP to charge for such things.
Reminds me of the days when the phone company used to charge
per phone before they were broken up.

I have a feeling that in the future, perhaps, it will be a per packet cost.
At one place I worked each Dept was charged xxx per Gigabyte of
data transfered to and from their respective segments.
Maybe this will slide into the home market someday don't know.

-Joe Blanchard

    From:   Cutler, James R[SMTP:[email protected]]
    Sent:   Thursday, January 31, 2002 2:40 PM
    To:     [email protected]
    Cc:     Cutler, James R
    Subject:        NAT Router for other purposes

    I use a Linksys BEFSR41B to connect both my PC and my Linksys printer server
    together while I am using my Internet connection.  This way I can use the
    Internet and any of the three printers supported transparently with nothing
    but selecting which printer I want to use.

    And, since I use a company laptop as my PC, the hardware changes often.  The
    Linksys insulates these changes from my ISP connection.

    Oh, in addition, I never see DOS attacks against my PC or my printer server,
    since the Linksys does not respond to connection attempts.

    Does this mean that I am an evil person, trying to cheat the ISP?  Should I
    be charged $5/month to use my printers which cannot be accessed from the ISP

    I think not, and, not.

    James R. Cutler, EDS
    800 Tower Drive, Troy, MI 48098
    248 265 7514  (8-3650