Outsourcing a modem pool for dialup? Any advice?
ean at hedron.org
Fri Jun 10 02:03:27 GMT 2005
On June 9, 2005 03:20 pm, Tony Shadwick wrote:
> We can also provide this sort of thing for you, but it won't be anywhere
> near as cheap as the single ISP account you're using. We have to allow
> enough lines for simultaneous connections. The good news is that it is
> overnight, and you are correctly staggering the connections, then it might
> not be a problem, but if we have to purchase an additional PRI line to
> handle the need, then that cost would be passed along.
> Give me a call: 314-436-1700
I'm in Canada and looking for work (since the last company I worked for
shrunk) and I would be willing to set up a dialup pool in Toronto for you
with 800 service and whatever you want for cost plus a reasonable paycheck
for myself. Of course, Tony would probably offer you a better price.
If you are interested, e-mail me off list.
Or, if anyone knows of available BSD/Solaris jobs let me know. Thanks.
> On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Michael C. Shultz wrote:
> > On Thursday 09 June 2005 10:38, Philip Hallstrom wrote:
> >> Hi all -
> >> Our company has a product such that a small server is installed at
> >> each customer site. This server dials up to the Internet every night
> >> and exchanges some content with a central server in our data center.
> >> Total transaction takes about 5 minutes.
> >> Customers can have multiple sites. Our largets to date has three, but
> >> some potentials have several hundred.
> >> In the cases where the site does not have an existing Internet
> >> connection we currently use dialup via a major ISP.
> >> This works for now, but won't for the long haul for a couple of reasons:
> >> - they all are all sharing the same username and password (yes yes, I
> >> know...)
> >> - we're moving into canada and this ISP doesn't have many local numbers
> >> up there.
> >> - Dealing with local numbers and their somewhat frequent changing is a
> >> real headache.
> >> What I want is a modem pool with one local number (tied into an 800
> >> number) where I can create as many username/password pairs as needed. I
> >> want that local number to never change :-)
> >> Now... to make it fun...
> >> - No, I can't install a dialup server in our corporate datacenter.
> >> - No, I can't setup a freebsd server in satellite office.
> >> That leaves me with an outsourced solution that needs to work with
> >> FreeBSD's PPP.
> >> Anyone know of anyone that does this sort of thing? Or an ISP that has
> >> a service geared towards this (our current one does not).
> >> Thanks!
> >> -philip
> > You may not like the price but the local phone company likely provides
> > this service.
> > -Mike
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