Proper authentication model

Daniel Golding dgolding at
Wed Jan 12 19:12:58 UTC 2005

On 1/12/05 8:46 AM, "Erik Haagsman" <erik at> wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 12:37, David Gethings wrote:
>> On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 12:25 +0100, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
>>> IPv6 is also very useful in providing non-IPv4 management.
>> Well if we're offering protocols other than IP(v4) for OOB management
>> then might I chip in with MPLS?
> What ever happened to simple ISND or analogue dial-up with a small
> router or modem attached...? Not very hi-tech en often quite slow, but
> usually suffices for emergency maintenance and prolly as far apart from
> the operational network as possible (provided your not using
> transmission from the same telco that supplies the phone lines that is
> ;-)

The biggest problem I've seen with dial-up OOB is reliability. You really
need you really need to have a good series of testing scripts to ensure that
all the phone lines are working, modems have reset properly, serial ports
are ok, etc. Without this, reliability is low.

- Dan

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