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Does anyone have any direct experience with this WIC with any GSM provider's
(Sunrise, Orange, Swisscom et al.) in Switzerland?
I want to use this card as dial-backup to a WAN connection (Serial, DSL
etc). So far I have it working with Sunrise and Orange depending on the
(APN) Access Point Name and Profile.
However, none of the APN provisioned by the GSM Providers'/ available for
their SIM's feature what I really require. Those being:
1. Publically assigned IP
2. Static IP (Dynamic will work too - intend to create a DMVPN tunnel to
backhaul one providers' IP range over the GSM providers' IP network and
DMVPN will do this even where the "spoke" or GSM interface is dynamically
3. No NAT/PAT in the GSM provider's network (i.e. some APN assign a private
IP to the GSM interface and NAT this at the edge of the GSM provider's
4. Permit ALL IP protocols (NO firewalling along the path - some GSM
provider's permit only http, ftp etc)
Sunrise and Orange support similar options but not all. Does anyone know if
Swisscom or another provider might offer an APN product that accommodates
all requirements as a solution?
This cisco WIC only came out last year so info is relatively thin on the
ground. The configuration is trivial but the hard part is finding a GSM
Provider that will treat this as a viable backup solution for business' and
not just a cut down version/ poor man's IP connectivity for mobile phones.
Any ideas, tips or tricks welcomed.
Hi everybody on Swinog,
some time ago I once again had to help out some friends with the setup
of their new ADSL connection (the kind of private support favour
probably most of you on this list also get asked for over and over
again by relatives and friends). Just after I connected a laptop to
the LAN-port of their router that needed to be set up, I got this mail
in the inbox:
> Received: from Sandbox Mail Server
> To: *****
> Precedence: bulk
> Message-ID: *****
> Subject: Support Information
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> Date: Thu, ** *** **** **:**:** -0000
> Lieber Kunde
> Der Benutzername (Beispiel: Name(a)ISP.ch) Ihres Internet-Anschlusses
> ist nicht korrekt.
> Bitte überprüfen Sie den eingegebenen Benutzernamen im Router/Modem
> oder wenden Sie sich an Ihren Internetanbieter.
> Mit freundlichen Grüssen
> Ihr Internetanbieter
[* used to overwrite some info from the original mail, containing user
names and other things I don't want to share]
Now, this seems like a helpful feature at first - but the thing that
bothers me is that the provider of the sandbox actually "hijacks" (I
didn't check it out in detail, but maybe through a DNS server with a
wildcard entry or directly on the TCP/IP level, it doesn't matter how)
outgoing connections for various services and redirects them to their
While I think this is okay maybe for HTTP to display a helpful message
in the browser, I don't like somebody to "provide" other services (as
POP3, SMTP, FTP, HTTPS, whatever) and be able to happily log provided
user/password information (yes, I know, everybody should just use
encrypted connections, always check certificates and never supply a
password in plain-text to any service -- but we all know that's not
Admittedly, I may seem a little bit too paranoid here, but still I'd
just like to know who operates these sandbox machines: Is it the
individual providers or Swisscom? What's the policy for this service?
What protocols/services are hijacked? Do the connections get logged
What do you think? Or is there somebody on the list who's responsible
for or at least knows more about these sandbox machines? Just
P.S.: This is my first post to the list. I was following it for quite
some time now, mostly to stay up-to-date on Swiss network issues, as I
too often had to debug issues outside of our own network, when our
customers (we provide weather data and services) had connectivity
issues. But things are really much more relaxed now, since we finally
operate our own AS44238 and are no longer dependent on one single
provider... of course, now it might just be me and myself who mess
things up -- but then I should also be able to fix it myself instead
of just have to wait until a NOC somewhere fixes a stupid routing
issue... So much for a short introduction. :)
Hello Steven, The drink is certainly a good idea - once in a while you might get one organise in Geneva... Could you pls let me know if I should post the sort of question below to all user in purpose to get help? I'm not yet too sure of what swinog is made for... Question: I have a lot of difficulties for sending e-mails nowaday as my private e-mail account is considered as being a spam. I can't write to yahoo.com, to bluewin.ch or vtxnet.ch for example, as most of the time, my e-mails are rejected. I have never issue any spams in my life, but maybe someone as been using my account in this purpose me knowing? Is this possible? Anyhow, how can I get out of the spammers central list ? Thanks, Eric PS: we can talk on the phone if necessary - 0763766945
soon is the next beer event ,-)
the facts for the next event:
Date: 1st of September 2008
Time: starting around 18.30 o'clock
Location: @ the "Johanniter". It's about 50m from the Starbucks
at the Central in direction to the Bellevue.
Just walk from the Central/Starbucks thru the Dörfli.
Then on the left side you see the Johnanniter.
Registration deadline: 31.08.2008 12:00:00
Please register here: http://swinog.mrmouse.ch/ since we have to make
reservations, i need to know who's coming and who not. If you cannot
attend and you're registered please inform me asap. if you cannot find
us: call me on my mobile: +41 79 277 92 35.
Can someone from Econophone/Tele2 contact me offlist - their
web based registration system (http://reg.econophone.ch) is
Reto Burkhalter CTO, Partner
reto.burkhalter(a)basis06.com +41 31 388 20 33
basis06 AG - Birkenweg 61 - CH-3013 Bern
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please note that we organised a RIPE NCC LIR training course in Berne
the day after SwiNOG #17), hosted at colobern by NTS (thanks Nik).
Please register at https://lirportal.ripe.net/ using your RIPE login
data. Also please note that only 2 participants per LIR are allowed.
The registration page for SwiNOG-17 in Octobre 2008 is now ready. We
also start to fill up the agenda. If you are interested to held an
so please contact us (*) by mail. We would be happy to schedule a
for you :)
*) SwiNOG Core Team