[AusNOG] dial-up modem with 48v DC power option?
charles at thewybles.com
Sat Sep 6 01:42:29 EST 2008
Matthew Moyle-Croft wrote:
> Buying modems for OOB management is getting harder and harder.
Hmmm.... so I see a couple reasons for OOB management:
1) Configuration errors made remotely that disable remote access somehow.
2) Outbound links go down.
For reason number 1 wouldn't it be far cheaper to have a DSL line with
static IP hooked up to a low end cisco/juniper/linux box that would get
you into the network and access to a terminal server?
For reason number 2 you can't do anything till the links come back up
anyway in most cases. If just one link went down I would hope you
already have BGP/OSPF/HSRP etc setup to change to the other traffic path
So I'm not quite sure what good a modem would do.
Charles Wyble (818) 280 - 7059
CTO Known Element Enterprises / SoCal WiFI project
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