@Ian2: The RealSense camera (Hello Windows enabler) is apparently on the REAR of this thing... WTF?
The average consumer appears to actually require very few apps (as opposed to accumulating apps they never use).
- A fart app
- Angry Birds
- A social-media app to post LOLCAT photos
- And... ??
When you are targeting a 100 IQ - colour and noise win every time.
Aug 26, 2015 at 12:04AM
@cheong: It's not just power - If we are talking extreme situations like a war-zone, then there can probably be no expectation you could rely on access to any network that the protagonists could control. Satellite access to a non-local provider would probably be required.
Aug 24, 2015 at 1:21PM
@figuerres: The problem is always with hosting services on such a dual-wan setup... which ISP route does a request use to find public IP a.b.c.d? This is what BGP does well... and (with much lower performance) Dynamic DNS can do similar (albeit with some limitations).
Aug 24, 2015 at 1:43AM
@cheong: I guess it depends on your definition of the term Load-Balancing. For me, it means balancing at the packet level, so that each link is carrying 50% of the total traffic at any one point. That can be done with multi-link connections to a single ISP (we even had that type of setup running here at one stage) but multiple ISP connections is problematic for doing that.
Aug 23, 2015 at 11:41PM
I'm not sure that you can actually do true Load-Balancing in a multi-homed internet environment.
Load-Sharing (using policy-based routing) is probably as close as you can get with multiple ISPs.
Aug 23, 2015 at 4:17PM
BGP allows for multi-ISP connections and failover... however, while it does allow for outbound redundancy, it's primary function is to provide inbound redundancy - e.g. making sure a mail-server is always accessible from it's public DNS addresses, even if you lose one of your ISP connections - obviously aimed at commercial requirements.
At work, we have multiple ISP high-speed connections to multiple Cisco routers, using BGP, which front-end multiple ASA firewalls, as our perimeter connections, and it works a treat. We load-share services across the two connections when both are up & running, with failover for everything in the event we lose one. We can pull a router out of service to change config or update the software, and nobody is any the wiser - failover is instant at our end and very fast at the ISP end.
However, I can tell you from experience, that BGP is no trivial task to implement, particularly when talking multiple ISPs. It requires that you obtain and maintain a unique ASN from your national authority, and that typically requires you have at least a class-c subnet... so that the ISP can configure their end of it with known public values for the routing paths.