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RE: Proper authentication model

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Wed Jan 12 17:52:21 2005



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Gibbard [mailto:scg@gibbard.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 5:35 PM
> To: Hannigan, Martin
> Cc: NANOG list
> Subject: RE: Proper authentication model
> 
> 
> On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Hannigan, Martin wrote:
> 

[ snip ]

> 
> Obviously, if you are the local telco this isn't really out 
> of band, but
> works well for others who aren't sharing the local telco's 
> infrastructure.
> 
> Is it as secure as having your own diverse-path management network of
> private point to point circuits?  Probably not, but with sufficient
> firewalling and encryption on the tunnels, it's good enough, and cheap
> enough that it's possible to talk ISP owners into paying for it.


I don't know if this specifically relates to any local telco, 
but there are some clear reasons on why to go through the excercise
of having a true out-of-band network. I don't disagree that smaller
ISP's may not neeed such a thing nor do I suggest that it offers a
significant ROI to the smaller guys.





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