OOB core router connectivity wish list

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Thu Jan 10 15:59:11 UTC 2013

On 01/10/2013 07:02 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2013, at 9:51 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at swm.pp.se> wrote:
> I certainly want to use something more modern, having run Xmodem to load images into devices or net-booted systems with very large images in the past…
> I've seen all sorts of creative ways to do this (e.g.: DSL for OOB, 3G, private VPLS network via outside carrier).  It is a challenge in the modern network space.  Plus I have to figure that 9600 modems are going to be harder to find as time goes by.. at some point folks will stop making them.

Isn't the biggest issue here resilience? If you have ethernet/IP as your
OOB mechanism, how sure can you be that it's really "OOB"? This is,
I'm assuming the fallback for when things are really, really hosed.
What would happen if you needed to physically get hands into many,
many pops?


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