FTTH CPE landscape

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Aug 4 16:32:22 CDT 2011


On Aug 4, 2011, at 2:08 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at delong.com>
> 
>> On Aug 4, 2011, at 8:35 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>> 
>>>> - Generic consumer grade NAT/Firewall
>>> 
>>> Hobby horse: please make sure it support bridge mode? Those of us who
>>> want to put our own routers on the wire will hate you otherwise.
>> 
>> Why? As long as it can be a transparent router, why would it need to
>> be a bridge?
> 
> Ask a Verizon FiOS customer who wants to run IPv4 VPNs.
> 
> He didn't say IPv6 only, right?  
> 
> I have a couple of customers who can't get bridge mode on residence FiOS 
> service, and therefore can't run their own routers to terminate IPsec.
> 
If they could get routed static IPv4 rather than bridge, why wouldn't they
be able to terminate IPSec VPNs? Note I did say TRANSPARENT router.
That would mean no NAT and routed static IPv4.

Owen

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