[AusNOG] dial-up modem with 48v DC power option?

Chris Chaundy CChaundy at soulaustralia.com.au
Sat Sep 6 09:47:28 EST 2008

Add to this:

3) Equipment (or environmental) failure at the far end of an outbound link.

You want to know who to call when a link 'appears' to go down...


On 6/09/08 1:42 AM, "Charles Wyble" <charles at thewybles.com> wrote:

> Matthew Moyle-Croft wrote:
>> Chris,
>> 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
> automatically.
> So I'm not quite sure what good a modem would do.

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