OOB core router connectivity wish list

Randy Whitney randy.whitney at verizon.com
Thu Jan 10 16:41:47 UTC 2013

On 1/10/2013 11:18 AM, William Herrin wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM, Randy Carpenter <rcarpen at network1.net> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 9 Jan 2013, Randy Carpenter wrote:
>>>> My main requirements would be:
>>>> 1. Something that is *not* network (ethernet or otherwise) (isn't
>>>> that the point of OOB?)
>>> I don't understand this at all. Why can't an OOB network be ethernet
>>> based towards the equipment needing management?
>> How do I connect to it from many miles away when the network is
>> down? I have connected to a misbehaving border device at a
>> remote network via dial-up before, and was able to get it back
>> up and running. I would not have been able to do that if the
>> only options were ethernet or ethernet.
> Dial up with PPP and then cross the ethernet? Drop off a cellular
> modem with IP service instead of a dialup modem? Perhaps you haven't
> noticed but IP over circuit-switched voice lines is giving way to
> voice over IP packet switched systems. That POTS line the dialup modem
> needs doesn't have a lot of future left.

Nothing beats POTS in a broad power outage scenario. Numerous power 
outages have taken down mobile service completely while the POTS lines 
stayed up as it carries its own power by design.

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