China Telecom VPN problems (again)

Tom Paseka tom at cloudflare.com
Wed Dec 5 19:19:37 UTC 2012


Its quite easy to get MPLS-VPN connectivity into China (Pacnet, Singtel,
CPCNet, etc, will offer), but at a price.

Suzhou and Shenzhen are easily in reach of all the above listed providers.

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Warren Bailey <
wbailey at satelliteintelligencegroup.com> wrote:

> We tried to get our VPN work from the China Telecom/China Unicom beijing
> POP for over a year. The Chinese always claimed it was kosher, but we had
> something like 60%+ loss across our 4 hop VPN for the entirety of the
> project. Private circuits don't really exist on the mainland, HK and
> (maybe) Shanghai are about the only places for decent connectivity. :/
>
> On 12/5/12 7:38 AM, "Suresh Ramasubramanian" <ops.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >It's called the great firewall of china. Feel free to shift vendors but it
> >won't help.
> >
> >Meanwhile make sure none of your users are surfing for falun gong,
> >dalai lama, ai weiwei or whoever else the chicom censors don't like on
> >that
> >particular day
> >
> >On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Thomas York wrote:
> >
> >> It looks like I'm having China Telecom issues yet again. They're batting
> >> down our SSL VPN tunnels. Switching ports doesn't help. Tunneling the
> >>SSL
> >> tunnel inside of another tunnel doesn't help. At this point I'm tired of
> >> listening to the screaming by the business users. Can someone contact me
> >> (here or off-list, I don't care) about circuits in China so that we
> >>don't
> >> have to use China Telecom? We'd only need 2-10 Mbit and Ethernet hand
> >>off.
> >> We don't need BGP or MPLS or anything remotely fancy. Our main concern
> >>is
> >> getting connectivity to the business district in Suzhou, but it'd be
> >>nice
> >> if
> >> we could also use the same carrier in Shenzhen.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -- Thomas York
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >--
> >--srs (iPad)
> >
>
>
>
>


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