We currently use both Frame relay and VPN trought the Internet (also ISDN and other technology). The concern with VPN is: - is it available where you need it - while most of the time, the respons time is very good, you will suffer degradation and often nothing can be done (Ex: your ISP is the victim of a dos attack) - But once setup, it is as reliable as the internet is. Denis Robitaille Directeur services technique TI 819 363 6130 SUPPORT Jour (EST) Daytime : 819-363-6134 En-dehors des heures (EST) After hour : 819-363-6158 Network Status : 819-363-6157 >>> wmcalpine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 2004-03-05 16:03:49 >>> I don't know how many frame relay drops you have, where they're located, or whether you need the connection for transaction processing or just batch uploads. We have more than 150 frame drops, most of them in small towns that are not served by any ISP's other than dialup. They are used for real-timae transaction entry. Those of us in urban areas tend to take broadband-always-on internet access for granted, but our country cousins have nowhere near the connectivity options that we do. Also, a very important part of our operations involves election night vote reporting and internet congestion is a real problem following the close of the polls on election night. Frame relay is right for us for these reasons. Hope this is of some help. Ed Chabot wrote: > Our current frame relay contract is up in May and I was wondering if anyone is using > other means of remote communication with the AS/400. I've researched VPN a bit and > it sounds like a possibility. We're not disappointed with our frame relay service > I'm just thinking that there has to be a cheaper way to do things and now's the time > to check it out. Any input is appreciated. Thanks! > > Ed Chabot > The Marlin Firearms Company > 100 Kenna Drive > North Haven, CT 06743 > (203)985-3254 > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. > > _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.