ML-IP Networks for
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This application note deals with setting up typical, simple infrastructure to allow an ISP to provide ML-IP enabled broadband services. It is mainly concerned with the network design, but deals briefly with installation and configuration, and common issues encountered during this process.
The effects of latency
and bandwidth on actual broadband performance
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Latency is basically the delay or time consumed sending a packet from a node and receiving a response from the recipient. This value is also referred to as the round trip time (RTT). Why is this important? It is extremely important as TCP uses it and the TCP Window Size to determine it’s sending rate.
ePipe Firmware for VPN Access Products
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ePipe periodically releases updates to the ePipe firmware to add new features to the ePipe and fix bugs or other problems. To allow this, ePipe’s operating system image is held in a type of erasable memory commonly called flash memory. Flash memory is memory based on an erasable and programmable memory technology. This allows you to “flash” ePipe and perform upgrades without removing and replacing memory or ROM chips on the ePipe circuit board. Flash memory does not require power or batteries and the information in flash memory is retained even when ePipe is turned off.
Upgrading ePipe Firmware for ML-IP Products
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ePipe periodically releases updates to the ePipe firmware for ML-IP products to add new features to the ePipe and fix bugs or other problems. To allow this, ePipe’s operating system image is held in a type of erasable memory commonly called flash memory. Flash memory is memory based on an erasable and programmable memory technology. This allows you to “flash” ePipes and perform upgrades without removing and replacing memory or ROM chips on the ePipe circuit board. Flash memory does not require power or batteries and the information in flash memory is retained even when ePipe is turned off.
Using ML-IP Concentrator Software to Create ML-IP
Broadband CPE Appliances
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It is possible to create your own ML-IP appliance, using the ML-IP software (Concentrator-10) for Linux and integrating it into a generic embedded Intel computer that supports up to 4 broadband links. The benefits of this approach include the ability to lock down the system for this dedicated purpose, so that it requires no keyboard, monitor or disk drive. This reduces the risk of tampering, lowers the maintenance overhead and eliminates several possible points of failure. It also enables providers to create a template for installation at multiple office locations.
With small to medium business (SMB) and small office home office (SOHO) business increasingly using ‘always on’ broadband Internet connections or permanently connected dial-up connections, it is becoming more important to protect a PC or network from malicious attack. A common and effective method of securing a PC or network is to use a firewall between the PC or network and the connection to the ISP.
This application note describes how to setup the ePipe firewall using basic filter design to allow web browsing, email and other basic services to be passed through the ePipe. Basic configuration and troubleshooting of filters is also covered.
This application note provides an example of how to configure a simple two site VPN using a pair of ePipes with ePipe’s Multilink IP (ML-IP) technology. ML-IP includes the E2B (End to End Bonding) technology in previous versions of ePipe software/firmware.
ML-IP allows an IPSec based VPN tunnel to be established between two networks that are connected to the Internet. The advantage of using an ML-IP tunnel over a standard IPSec tunnel is that ML-IP multilinks (bonds) together several low cost Internet connections at one or both sites to provide more bandwidth for inter-site traffic. This provides scalable bandwidth for the VPN tunnel using dial-up (PSTN or ISDN), ADSL or router based connections.
Many SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) want to have their own web or email
that is accessible to Internet users without having to go to the expense and complexity of
building a DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) or other network for the sole purpose of hosting
these services. At the same time they want to host their own server instead of out-sourcing
to an ISP (Internet Service Provider) or hosting company.
Assuming such a SME uses an ePipe to connect their LAN to the Internet, the
use a feature of NAT (Network Address Translation) to direct inbound traffic that
matches pre-defined types (protocols) to a specific server on the internal or private LAN.
This allows the SME to have a single fixed public IP address on the ePipe’s link to the
Internet and use private IP addresses for the web and email server on the LAN.
This application note describes NAT and how it works and how to design and implement NAT rules and NAT port redirection.
This application note will detail the steps required to connect an ePipe to Telstra Cable using client software based on the Road Runner system of user authentication. Details such as why third party software is required to be used and how to obtain it, how to setup your network, how to configure the ePipe and which filter and NAT rule sets need to be configured within the ePipe are included.
This application note shows how to use ePipe to connect two networks (LANs) point-to-point using a bonded connection without the Internet being involved. This connects two sites together using inexpensive analog telephone lines and modems while increasing the available bandwidth between the LANs. This application note will step through the process of designing and configuring a connection between two sites using ePipe with multiple modems using E2B.
This application note details the techniques for upgrading the ePipe's operating system or firmware (hardware based models only). Firmware updates are released periodically and include new features and bug fixes.
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