Common Reliable Out Of Band Management Options at Carrier Hotels

David Charlebois dcharlebois at
Sat Jan 21 03:25:04 UTC 2017

We use a Lantronix serial console box (SLC-32) with a small Cisco ASA 5505
+ isolated internet. VPN is setup to assign IPs in the OOB network which
allows direct access to most management IPs as well as console ports
through the Lantronix. I also have a desktop connected with a 2nd NIC (and
no gateway on the interface pointing to the OOB) which allows me to bounce
to prod network. I love my out of band setup. I don't know your definition
of "reasonably priced", but this setup works great!

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Markus <universe at> wrote:

> Am 17.01.2017 um 22:59 schrieb Darin Herteen:
>> So my inquiry is... What does the list find to be a reasonably priced yet
>> reliable solution in carrier hotels for OOB? Or is that contradictory :)
> I use a basic 3G/GSM broadband router (Huawai, year 2007, 80 USD or so)
> with a 10 USD/month SIM (500 megs data plan) and a Linux box where the
> broadband router is plugged into one of the physical interfaces on that
> Linux box. Then a 5 USD/month VPS in a far away Eastern European country
> that most people have never even heard of, where OpenVPN runs in server
> mode. On the Linux box in my LAN OpenVPN runs in client mode and then some
> static routes that point to the broadband router for the IP address of the
> OpenVPN server and it's done. If I want to access my LAN I will SSH into
> the VPS and from there SSH into the private IP that OpenVPN assigned to the
> client.
> Regards
> Markus

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