An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides access to the Internet.

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How can I tell if a cisco router is dropping pings due to DOS suspicion or if it's experiencing packet loss?

We use a PRTG server that's connected to a cisco 6500, which feeds a large network of about 1200 switches and radios in a router-on-a-stick topology. In PRTG I'm able to set a 'ping burst' sensor on a ...
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How do you ensure that two data network links have no SPOF?

How do you ensure that two data network links have no SPOF (Single Point of Failure)? We are working on a datacenter network connectivity and need to ensure that there will be no SPOF. We will have ...
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Watchguard BOVPN and new ISP

We are changing our Internet Circuit to a new ISP. During testing I have both circuits, plus a failover circuit connected to our WatchGuard XTM515 I can browse the Internet, and Ping via the new ...
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Why does a traceroute from one location to another and vice versa show different paths?

I have recently be plagued by low download speeds from my server and was curious, so I ran a traceroute. (I have removed the end IP and the start IP). I achieve a download speed of 220Kb/s when I am ...
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Flat ISP network to MPLS dumb Q

I have a fairly flat ISP network that I am upgrading to use MPLS (dont ask why, that decision is above my position) but clients/CPE are authenticated using PPPoE. Each POP uses a router configured as ...
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ATM connection has slow upload speed when connected to switch or router

We just got a new additional ATM line with 10/10 Mbps. When connected directly to a PC NIC, internet speed tests all come up as 10/10 Mbps. However, when connected to any of several routers or ...
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IPSec VPN using ZyWALL IPSec VPN Client: unable to connect from some providers

I'm trying to configure an IPSec VPN to one company from my home. The company has SANET internet service provider. I was able to create a VPN connection from another company that has the same internet ...
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Name Server change & propagation works partially : Success for US and fail for India

Our domain is hosted with Enom. DNS records are managed under Enom's reseller for India called Pugmarks. We want to switch DNS record management service from Enom/Reseller over to AWS Route53, ...
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How can identify and quantify physical plant (network capacity) in my local area? [closed]

I am interested in identifying physical plant and network capacity in my local area, which happens to be Boston, but could be anywhere. For example, I understand that in Boston there is something ...
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What happens if ISPs mess up IP allocation?

I've been wondering about this for a long time but never really got around to asking it. I know that a lot of companies were initially assigned IP addresses within the /8 (Class A) range and a lot ...
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Downloads pause and time out frequently

I'm a new systems and network admin. My experience has been in the hardware and software of systems and servers, the network part is pretty new to me. I'm familiar with plugging numbers into network ...
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How to change response of HTTPS request, or force a redirect from HTTPS to HTTP?

I work for an ISP. We implemented a system where if a subscriber runs out of money in his account, then his browser will only show a specific HTML page. From page subscriber could be found, for ...
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Are PTR records added only by the ISPs that provide and manage the IPs?

I am administering a network with many locations and work with multiple providers I checked out with my DNS provider to change the PTR records for one of the IPs, they replied: Dear Sir, We ...
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exchange 2007, dual wan draytek 2925n router with 2 ISPs [closed]

Purchased a Vigor Draytek 2925n dual wan router. Domain is hosted by dreamhost.com and the single mx record points to exchange.mydomain.com Internet is provided by my managed office building: they ...
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Requests take a really long time from certain ISP

We have an Apache server with PHP running on a virtual machine. Document roots are inside the users' home folders (/home/users/{first letter}/{username}/), and /home/users/ is mounted over NFS. It ...
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Our wi-fi at work is ridiculously slow, will adding more range extenders improve it?

At work, we have two wireless networks (e.g., Work1 Work2); the Work2 is used downstairs and Work1 is used upstairs. However, both are notoriously slow. The connection is better when we are wired in, ...
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Tracking connection route with POST data

I have PHP running on client machines. They connect to a webserver using fopen and upload information stored in local databases. Everything works great, except for one group who uses AT&T cell ...
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Hardware Solution to connect to multiple ISPs for one WAN

I'm looking for a piece of hardware to connect to different types of ISPs, normal DSL, cable DSL and USB egde sturfstick to offer one Internet connection with a higher cumulated bandwidth. I'm pretty ...
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nslookup requests time out regardless of server - ping is fine

I've been having intermittent internet connection issues for a week or so now. I now suspect that these are just DNS issues rather than connection issues. At the moment I can ping google.co.uk no ...
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How can I gain better insight into ISP-managed equipment (routers)?

I have a number of customers who have networking equipment managed by their ISP. This is usually in the form of an ISP-provided switch or router placed at the customer location(s). For sites that ...
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Debugging slow transfer rate from server [duplicate]

I'm trying to explain this as simple but documented as possible. This is not exclusive to this server or my current ISP. I've seen the same exact issue over the years while being with different ISPs ...
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Determine if an IP is from hosting provider, or normal ISP? [closed]

I know this problem is not fully answerable, and will probably never be 100% solvable. But I am looking for ways/techniques to determine if an IP is belongs to a normal home/business user, going ...
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multiple isp links on a HWIC-4ESW

First, I am not doing fail-over. I want to be able to add another ISP link using a HWIC-4ESW. Equipment: Cisco 3825(1GB ram, 2GB flash, IOS 15.4 Advanced Enterprise services) with HWIC-4ESW ...
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aggregating multiple ISP connections

OK, so we have an office in Pakistan. Phone and ISP service is pretty poor there, so they have 2 ISP connections, one thru Pakistan telecom, one thru a different ISP. The PK tele one has a router that ...
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Incoming Connections with Two ISPs and Cisco 2911

I am a relatively beginner Networking Guy and I have managed to set up a Cisco 2911 router with two ISPs (no BGP), NAT and route-maps (although I don't really understand them) to the two up links with ...
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Fail-over VPN with two ISPs and Cisco ASA 5500 Series

We have a couple of branch offices that need to connect to a main site. We plan to use Cisco ASAs 5515 to establish VPN connections. We would also like to have 2 ISPs at each location to make the ...
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Is a short DHCP lease from my ISP likely to cause problems?

I'm wondering if having a short DHCP lease is likely to cause any issues, such as: Dropped VoIP calls Dropped VPN connections If so, could you explain why?
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Debugging slow transfer rate from server

I'm trying to explain this as simple but documented as possible. This is not exclusive to this server or my current ISP. I've seen the same exact issue over the years while being with different ISPs ...
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ISP acting as NAT [closed]

I need to host a Server on Public IP in france. I heard from some where that some ISPs will act as NAT and will block all inbound connections. Do anyone have any information on such service providers? ...
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Static IP from some other ISP

I'm a You Broadband customer, to host a website I need a Static IP but with my chosen plan company doesn't provide me a static IP. They wanted me to buy a static IP. I had ready to do that but they ...
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How often does the geolocation associated to an ordinary IP address usually change?

Can anyone tell me how often should i expect a routable IP address (either v4 or v6) to have its associated geolocation (country + city level) changed, in average? I'm asking this because i'm ...
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ISP Doesn't Make A Difference As Same Line Is Used? [closed]

Does it make a difference if I use BT, Sky or Virgin when using ADSL Broadband?? I've got the impression, I am going to use the same broadband (telephone) line anyway, so there shouldn't be any ...
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Manually adding a destination to the routing table in ubuntu

The default routing is through a tunneled (VPN) gateway. I have a destination (my ISP user-login server) to which I can't connect via a tunnel but only through the eth0 interface with the ISP assigned ...
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ISP broadcasting all IP-packets, so I can see traffic of other clients from ISP

Recently I wondered why my router shows a constant downstream of 5 MBit/s, while I am downloading almost no data. I discovered the "packet logging" function of my router, with which I was able to log ...
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For a typical broadband ISP, are nodes on the same subnet routed together or are they bridged?

For a typical broadband ISP, are nodes on the same subnet routed together or are they bridged? In other words, what kind of path will a packet take when going from one node on a subnet to another for ...
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SOA and Primary NS record (DNS)

The brunt of the question is this -- What is the relationship between the primary nameserver specified in the SOA record and the nameservers specified in the NS records. How are these things linked? ...
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Do cPHulk Brute Force Protection Settings Effect Hosts? [closed]

Question: Do my settings (shown below) prevent visitors from getting to any of the public web sites on my server if their ISP's IP Address has been blocked/black-listed through cPHulk Brute Force ...
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ISP provider for big sites? [closed]

I want to know what ISP is running sites like stackoverflow, basecamp, asana, etc. I guess not everyone is running on VPS as an in-house server can have much more horse power for the price than what ...
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Is it worth sending abuse mail?

I have been running my own e-mail server for a while, and I noticed that scanning for open relays has been on the rise during the last days. So I whipped up a little script that parses postfix logs, ...
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Microsoft is blocking mail from entire netblock. ISP doesn't know what to do?

I recently moved a client from basic T1 service to a multi-site MPLS solution with same vendor. The ISP, XO Communications, provided a decade of stable service as a T1 provider. The process of moving ...
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New IP addressing from ISP

We just got a new Internet fiber service. Our ISP gave us a /30 for WAN and /29 for LAN? I have never seen this when setting up a new ISP service. I was always given a block of ip addresses (if ...
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I am not able to connect to my server from my leased line internet connection

I am having some troubles connecting to my Fedora server from my static IP ISP connection. Usually I can ping that server with no problems. But other times it just gives me timeout responses. When ...
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How to best redirect customers to a login page? (ISP)

I'm trying to come up with the cleanest way to redirect a user to a logon/payment page from an ISP gateway router. We run a small ISP and would like to force users to have to log in prior to getting ...
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SMTP sent E-mail not copied to Sent Folder [closed]

I discovered that some (few) providers don't copy into the Sent folder those E-mails which are sent from mail clients through SMTP. They only copy them to the sent folder if you send them from their ...
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QoS configuration for a medium ISP

What is the best Linux-based QoS platform to implement a configuration where all 256Kbps DSL clients (all belong to the same IP range) get a guaranteed speed of 200Kbps with single QoS rule?
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configuring dedicated internet access

I have taken a dedicated internet access service from my ISP. for which i received one P2P IP address with a specified gateway, and 6 IP addresses on a /29 subnet. but they havent specified any ...
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Modems unable to acquire dhcp IPs

I work at an ISP where we use routers (7200) for dhcp. I recently reloaded one of our dhcp routers because we had complaints from many users unable to connect and the dhcp database file it was ...
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Transparent AntiSpam solution in ISP scale [closed]

We have and ISP with adsl , broadband etc subscribers (average 10000 online users with 1M of Bandwidth . average ) . Some users infected by spammer viruses which makes our ip address spaces ...
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Can my ISP know that I am connected through a VPN?

I have a general understanding of VPNs and how they work. However, I am not sure of how the initial request is seen by my ISP? For example say I am connected to an OpenVPN provider, what happens when ...
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Internet usage on my network

I need internet usage of computers on my network. Can ISP provide me with a detailed internet usage of individual computers in my network?