hosted PBX/VOIP thru VPN?

Frank Yocum fyocum at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 07:33:57 CST 2008


Lorell,

It has been my experience that the VPN traffic will not be prioritize
through the Internet. Why don't you suggest a test site for a comparison.

Frank

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Lorell Hathcock <lorell at hathcock.org>wrote:

> All:
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> My customer wants to try to improve performance to his ATAs by creating a
> VPN from his network to the VOIP provider's network through the internet.
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> I have to admit, the idea caught me flat footed.  At the outset, it seems
> like we would want to do it just to improve security for end users.
> However,
> my customer wants it because he thinks it will improve performance (i.e.
> voice quality).  We are suffering from poor VOIP quality due to the Sprint
> /
> Cogent depeering and subsequent squirming by our vendors.
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> The only reason I can think that VOIP thru a VPN would help is that
> *perhaps* routers in the middle on ASNs I have no control over *may*
> prioritize VPN traffic higher than regular traffic.  They opposite could
> also be true.
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> Specifically the ASNs in the middle are Level 3, Sprint and Time Warner.
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> Thoughts?  Should I try to dissuade him from this if performance is his
> main
> motivator?
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> Thanks!
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> Sincerely,
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> Lorell Hathcock
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