>Since we switched to VPN, all of our connection
>problems have been ISP related.

Care to elaborate on that?

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

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>  Al, you mentioned unacceptable downtime with leased line.  I'm told that
our
>  experience here with LL has been VERY reliable.

We have sites in rural areas that are heavily wooded.
The prevailing weather patterns are seasonal.
The phone lines have trees brushing up against them in the weather fronts
when the storm is coming from a particular direction that is seasonal.
This means that we can predict downage related to the weather.

I asked ma bell why can't they trim the trees & it was explained to me that
in a big city, the population base can afford this ... not many trees in a
big city & lots of customers paying for each tree being trimmed.  But in
rural areas, there are many miles of trees for every one customer.

I suspect that from Reno to Hawaii, your leased line will be going via
mountains & satelite - different situation there.

Since we switched to VPN, all of our connection problems have been ISP
related.

Alister William Macintyre
Computer Data Janitor etc. of BPCS 405 CD Rel-02 on 400 model 170 OS4 V4R3
(forerunner to IBM e-Server i-Series 400)  @ http://www.cen-elec.com Central
Industries of Indiana--->Quality manufacturer of wire harnesses and
electrical sub-assemblies
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