Become your own ISP for fun, or because Ajit Pai gets his way
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2017 - 02:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: isp, networking, Internet, net neutrality, Autonomous System
If you are reading this from the US you probably have an opinion about the news out of the FCC today and should probably express that opinion to your various congress critters, even though Ajit Pai has stated he won't listen. As a backup plan you might want to take a read through this article over at Hack a Day which describes how you can set yourself up as your own ISP, aka an Autonomous System. The process is nowhere near as simple as setting up a home internet connection and you will need some dedicated equipment you may or may not have lying around. Those who live outside the USA should still take a look as there is some very interesting learning material in the article.
"It was during the purchase of data centre rack space that [Kenneth]’s challenge was laid down by a friend. Rather then simply rely on the connection provided by the data centre, they would instead rely on forging their own connection to the ‘net, essentially becoming their own Internet Service Provider."
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