• Subject: Re: Leased Line vs. ???
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 15:44:44 -0500

Dan,

Have you thought about doing this over the internet ?

Don't ask ME how but I know folks on this list have talked about this in the 
past.
This would SURE be the cheapest way to do it but not sure what you would get 
into
with the label printing part.

Chuck

D.BALE@handleman.com wrote:

> A situation came up where we need to stick an AS/400 "workstation" & printer
> in Hawaii and "attach" it to an AS/400 in Reno, Nevada.  They're talking about
> getting a leased line to do this at a startup cost of $1000 and monthly fees
> of $900.
>
> Traffic volume is not expected to be significant; this workstation would be
> used primarily to request a shipping label to be printed on the label printer.
>  The display will be a PC, not a dumb terminal.
>
> What are some other options that could be considered at less cost?  Dial-up is
> absolutely out of the question.
>
> I thought I had heard VPN (virtual private network) being used as a
> lower-cost, reliable alternative to leased line, but my memory is fuzzy on
> this.
>
> Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Dan Bale
> IT - AS/400
> Handleman Company
> 248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
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