On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 06:15:42PM -0500, Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom wrote: > help me understand what you're saying: what did you have in mind, that we > need public IP addresses for? certainly there are plenty of uses for them; > but we may be in something of a bandwidth-constrained situation fairly > quickly, and so servers/IP phones may have their functionality curtailed > severely if they're depending on wireless and don't have a landline to > provide (sort-of-guaranteed) bandwidth. Cache servers rule. You can save a TON of bandwidth that way. Also, throwing local content onto the network instead of heading out for it will make a big difference. Peering with people can help there immensely. > I've also heard this sort of scheme discussed as a way to do roaming > wireless... you have a static IP address on your device, and whenever you get > handed off to a new access point, that AP just routes the traffic back > across the network (using BGP or whatever to find the route) to whatever the > former gateway was. > Was it Spencer who brought that idea up? Valid idea, requires real access points with real routers in-between. Of course, BGP would be overkill, but the thought is valid. -- Mike Horwath IRC: Drechsau drechsau at Geeks.ORG Home: 763-540-6815 1901 Sumter Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427 Opinions stated in this message, or any message posted by myself through my Geeks.ORG address, are mine and mine alone, period.