> > we have one question:
> > Our firm now wants to connect to the internet, but we will get only
> > one official IP-address. First, we believed this would be no problem
> > because we'll use the 10.0.0.0 net as our internal network and we
> > will be able to manage the connections over proxies.
> Why not buy access for a full network instead of a single address? You're
> not trying to hide a network behind a single address to avoid paying your
> ISP for routing to your network, are you?
What's your point, Inquisitor? It's perfectly fine to "hide" several thousand
machines behind one IP (or a couple in case you scale firewalls dynamically as
we do). I do this here (see sig) for our client all the time.
And when our client asked their provider for connectivity, they knew what they
were getting. I mean, afterall this is not about IPs, this is about bandwidth.
And everybody will wake up if you ask for a T3 with only one registered address.
I mean, you're not going to connect a zillion users of a 28k8 dialup line....
get real and chill, and get a life since you won't stay long in biz with that
Besides, it's pretty unbelievable if someone charges for routing my IPs, unless
I expect them to do something very extravagant with it (like dynamic routing for
multiple ports of entry for redundancy and providing network management via a
I'm buying *connectivity*, and routing is a neccessity for it. It's like
buying a new car and tires are considered a preferred customer option.
Last point, it's simply not my provider's business to know how many IPs I'm
using internally nor anything else. All you need is rock solid connectivity to
the firewall. That's what one pays for. And telling a provider (as any other
external company) about my network/system config usually violates security
Maybe one should issue a public warning not to do business with disability.net.
Dizzy from shaking my head,
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