NAT Router for other purposes

Joe Blanchard jblanchard at
Thu Jan 31 23:19:26 UTC 2002

I Totally agree. No reason for an ISP to charge for such things. 
Reminds me of the days when the phone company used to charge
per phone before they were broken up. 

I have a feeling that in the future, perhaps, it will be a per packet cost. 
At one place I worked each Dept was charged xxx per Gigabyte of 
data transfered to and from their respective segments.
Maybe this will slide into the home market someday don't know. 

-Joe Blanchard

> ----------
> From: 	Cutler, James R[SMTP:james.cutler at]
> Sent: 	Thursday, January 31, 2002 2:40 PM
> To: 	nanog at
> Cc: 	Cutler, James R
> Subject: 	NAT Router for other purposes
> I use a Linksys BEFSR41B to connect both my PC and my Linksys printer
> server
> together while I am using my Internet connection.  This way I can use the
> Internet and any of the three printers supported transparently with
> nothing
> but selecting which printer I want to use.
> And, since I use a company laptop as my PC, the hardware changes often.
> The
> Linksys insulates these changes from my ISP connection.
> Oh, in addition, I never see DOS attacks against my PC or my printer
> server,
> since the Linksys does not respond to connection attempts.
> Does this mean that I am an evil person, trying to cheat the ISP?  Should
> I
> be charged $5/month to use my printers which cannot be accessed from the
> connection?
> I think not, and, not.
> -
> James R. Cutler, EDS
> 800 Tower Drive, Troy, MI 48098
> 248 265 7514  (8-3650
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the NANOG mailing list