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 From:  "Christopher M. Iarocci" <iarocci at eastendsc dot com>
 To:  Aaron <lists at mycommunitynet dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] M0n0, VPN & VoIP
 Date:  Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:14:11 -0500

Question, do you have hard phone lines at each location?  If not, or if 
you want to get rid of the lines at one of the locations, you could 
simply install IP phones in the 2nd location and connect them to the 
Asterisk box at the 1st location.  This could save them money on phone 
lines, and equipment since you'll only need 1 asterisk box.  Of course 
phone service at the 2nd location will depend on the uptime of the 
internet connection.  You would only want to consider this if you have a 
T1 or better at both ends.  DSL or cable is not reliable enough in my 
opinion, unless you have a service level agreement with the provider 
that makes it so.


Aaron wrote:
> Thanks for all of the replies about this. I'm hoping it will work out 
> well. I curious about was if an IPSec tunnel will add complexity or 
> unreliability into the equation than is really needed Bandwidth should 
> be OK (~500 & ~750Kbps actual upstream throughput = 3+ calls w/ULAW = 
> no problem), A Net4801 on one end and a P133 on the other.
> Since I do have static IP addresses and asterisk at both ends, it 
> should be fairly easy to do it without IPSec. But, IPSec might allow 
> for more flexibility as I could easily register phones to either end 
> (or both) without having NAT issues with the SIP based phones. But, 
> with asterisk at both ends, I probably don't need it, and probably 
> don't really need the IPSec tunnel. However it might allow for a more 
> convenient or flexible setup - especially when configuring other 
> network services/devices to work seamlessly for them.
> I may be back for more help soon...static routes and IPSec are new for 
> me and suggestions are still welcome.
> Thanks!
> Aaron
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