If the IP transit provider can sell you 500 or 1000 Mbps IP, what would prevent them in the topology of their network from building a circuit as L2 transport back to a gigE handoff at your existing network? They have footprint in the new possible territory but not where you're currently located?
If you're taking a default route from some 3rd party provider and getting a block of IPs from them you'll have very little or no control over routing, peering to content sources, etc. Based on the description for a couple hundred houses I don't see why this couldn't all fit in a pedestal sized outdoor cabinet 45RU in height, with sufficient depth for modern equipment. This is a power/rectifier cabinet for $2k, strip out the existing stuff. http://usedtowers.com/product/emerson-single-bay-loaded-cabinets/ On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:39 PM, Chuck McCown <ch...@wbmfg.com> wrote: > OK to answer a handful of questions from this thread. > > 1) This turf is a long way away from all my other stuff, so I don’t > want to actually build a building over there. Nice to get in out of the > rain when you are doing onsite but it it is built correctly it can be > either remotely managed or some smart hands can run out and swap the bad > hardware. > > 2) I do have a resolver available at another site, I also have access > to CDNs. There are options. But you know, 18.104.22.168 always seems to work > whenever my “real” DNS is not working correctly. > > 3) The DIA provider may be able to give me some rack space, so my > anxiety about having it all under snow in a box in the side of a country > road may be for nothing. > > 4) Do I really care where the DNS is geographically? > > Right now I am shopping for used horse trailers to convert into a splicing > trailer. > > > > *From:* Mathew Howard > *Sent:* Monday, February 12, 2018 1:28 PM > *To:* af > *Subject:* Re: [AFMUG] ISP in a box > > A CCR could certainly do DHCP and NAT... I seem to remember there being > some reason that made using Mikrotik for a DNS server a bad idea, but it > would be capable of doing that too. > It doesn't take much to run a DNS server, so it might not be a bad idea to > stick some kind of a little server in there anyway, but I really don't see > any reason why it couldn't all go in a cabinet on the corner of the > street... it wouldn't even need to be a particularly large cabinet. > > On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 1:59 PM, Chuck McCown <ch...@wbmfg.com> wrote: > >> Had a subdivision developer contact me, wanting service for their hundred >> or so homes. >> I can get DIA close to the area at a reasonable area. It will require >> some build but that is OK, that is something I feel some level of >> expertise. >> >> Considering a minimal NOC build. >> >> I asked this question of someone once before and I cannot find their >> answer. Not sure if asked on the list or not. But the answer went >> something like this: >> >> >> 1. Buy a big CCR. >> 2. Hire Linktechs to configure it. >> 3. Put in a big switch for the AE SFPs and rock and roll. >> >> >> I am sure I would need at least one server. DHCP, NAT, DNS? >> But can all of that be provided by the CCR? >> >> What is the smallest NOC configuration that could be created? >> >> Batts, rectifier, cooling. >> >> I really could put all this in a cabinet on the corner of the street. >> >> >> >> > >