Subject Re: [ib-support] Hypothetical Situation
Author Paul Schmidt

On 13 Jul 2001, at 14:46, Doug Chamberlin wrote:

> At 7/13/2001 02:39 PM (Friday), Paul Schmidt wrote:
> >Put a big server into the Toronto office, put a fraction of a T1 from
> >each office, to the Internet Backbone. Then use a VPN tunnel to
> >connect Vancouver to the server in Toronto.
> What's the alternative? Even if you had a server and database in each
> office they would have to be cross-updated at some point, right?
> Therefore, you still need the Internet+VPN connection for that so you
> have not saved much.

The alternative is believe it or not, dialup, with a server in each
city, you simply send a file with the important changes. once in a
while, it's what their existing system does.

> I would look into DSL as an alternative to fractional T1. Also,
> companies like are offering very cheap IP bandwidth
> (above a certain minimum) with managed networks and
> bandwidth-on-demand features. With their product you could arrange for
> 128KB/sec bandwidth during the working day to cover net browsing and
> 2MB/sec bandwidth for 2 hours each night to cover an intense database
> replication exchange.

DSL is nice, but they can't get it for the Toronto office, 99% of
Toronto can get DSL, but they can't. It's all dependant on Bell
Canada's equipment, and the equipment there is not DSL compatable.


> Just some thoughts.
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Paul Schmidt,
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