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Date:      Fri, 15 Sep 1995 02:15:08 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Brian Litzinger <>
Subject:   Looking for ISDN PRI solutions
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I realize that at first glance this message might be more appropriate
to a different forum, however, I've already been to those forums and
know those answers.

Basically, my company is about to spend tens of thousands of dollars
purchasing ISDN router equipment.  We have had in for evaluation
Combinet, Ascend, Network Express, CISCO, and have been relatively
dissatisfied with the results.

The Combinet and Ascend products while reasonably priced ($4000 per
PRI) don't offer the complete functionality we are looking for.

On the other hand the CISCO and Network Express products
($7500 - $15K per PRI) basically have the functionality we want but
are too expensive and do too much.

So what am I looking for?

I want a card or a router/bridge that allows us to offer PPP
connections via ISDN B channels.

I want to drag in a 24/30 B channel PRI and plug it into my FreeBSD box.

I then want software that allows me to run PPP over each of the
B channels to whomever might dialin and has the appropriate 
authorization to connect. I also want a log of connection times.

Just think of it as extended the POTS line modem model to ISDN.
I.E. I want to run getty on the 24 B's and then exec ppp when
necessary. (PAP/CHAP would be fine too)

This equipment would be operating in both Europe and the US, so I'd
need support for E1s and T1s.

Emerging Technology has a great product that does all this wonderful
stuff in the Frame Relay world.  I just want something like it that
works in the ISDN world.

If you know of any solutions I appreciate hearing about them.  I
have $$$'s for equipment and $$$'s for consulting if you like to
help me put a solution together.

Brian Litzinger

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