Internet access and telco usage patterns
hchen at aimnet.net
Fri Jul 5 17:51:50 UTC 1996
As a matter of fact, it is quite doable. Aimnet developed a roaming
server (check www.aimnet.com) that allows international ISPs to
use each other's network to provide dialup services. A group of
ISPs have joined a consortium GRIC (Global Reach Internet
Consortium) lead by Aimnet. The roaming server is based
on Radius protocol.
A telco company can install modems and route the authentication to
the specific ISP for authentication.
I just came back from Montreal INet 96 last week and a new roaming
IETF group will be started. We are working on the IETF draft
for the roaming and stay tuned.
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> At 05:36 PM 7/4/96 -0700, Michael Dillon wrote:
> >> > Has anybody looked at the practicality of installing modem pools in each
> >> > telco switch location to grab the dialup user's traffic at the IP level
> >> > and then route it to their ISP of choice for authentication and further
> >> > routing. In other words, an ISP wouldn't buy phone lines, modems and
> >> > terminal servers, they would buy IP access ports.
> >I now find that BC-Tel is offering this service in parts of British
> >Columbia. BC-Tel is half owned by GTE.
> Also of possible interest here is that Westel, another telco in British
> Columbia started offering this service early 3rd quarter of last year (with
> Livingston Portmasters, ISP managed RADIUS authentication, and its own
> Internet connection) which pressured to BCTel to offer a similar service.
> Eric Woodward.
> ejw at wedirect.ca.
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