Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?

  • From: David A. Ulevitch
  • Date: Sun Mar 14 22:23:24 2004


<quote who="Michael Loftis">
> Experiment ... go to a college dorm that's wired, plug your laptop or PC
> in, start using the net.

> Nine times out of ten you wont' be challenged and you'll be
> allowed to use the network.

Has it been a while since you've been on a resnet?  They're bad, but most
all "ResNet's" I know of are now implementing some sort of MAC/DHCP combo
at the very least.

That might have been true a couple years ago but recent DMCA notices and
Worm activity have /forced/ (often by their upstream) ResNet's to clean up
their act.

I don't think our ResNet is a shining example of excellence by any stretch
but they know who is registered behind each port/ip/mac address which
gives you a pretty good idea of who is on your network.

I won't comment on what leaves the ResNet on port 25 and what leaves the
network with no prayer of ever routing back. *cough* That's a whole
'nother issue for them to deal with, and at some point soon, I think they
will.

-davidu (speaking only for himself)

----------------------------------------------------
  David A. Ulevitch - Founder, EveryDNS.Net
  Washington University in St. Louis
  http://david.ulevitch.com -- http://everydns.net
----------------------------------------------------




Discussion Communities


About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home


Merit Network, Inc.