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How does an ISP work and how si it configured? 12 years 1 month ago #4659

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Hello community:

Sorry about this question but I would like to know about how does an ISP work, as you know most of us who have an Internet acount in home have the following:

- a telephone number
- a user name
- a password

Once we have communicated with the ISP and have checked our account , it gave to us a dynamic ip address that we use to access the Internet.

I woul like to know what is happening exactly and what kind of equipment or devices an ISP need to prived their service as well as what kind of services must be configured.

For advanced I want to thank the people who can help me to answer this topic.

Greetings!
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Re: How does an ISP work and how si it configured? 12 years 1 month ago #4662

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Well lets give you a simple example. First thing, every ISP buys a large pipe of bandwidth. What they essentially do is that they sell smaller parts of this big pipe and make money. Now what a dial-in ISP will do is this..
They will have a modem pool, and a hunting number. They will calculate how many customers they expect on at any given time and accordingly plan so many customers per modem.. as an ISP gets more popular, the number of customers per modem increases and you start getting busy signals since the modems are tied up..

The modems will interface with some sort of authentication system, most likely a RADIUS or TACACS server that will validate your username and password. There will also be some sort of system to monitor your account balance and log your connections. You will be given a DHCP IP address as well. After this you are essentially just on the network.. any packets you send will go to your default gateway (router) which will know how to pass them up the big pipe that the ISP owns, and from there they will get routed across the Internet.

If you talk about a cable / DSL ISP its a different matter as they will have some other form of WAN link to your house other than using the existing telephone network.


Its actually all quite simple, think about it

Cheers,
Sahir Hidayatullah.
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Re: How does an ISP work and how si it configured? 12 years 1 month ago #4671

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Hi ,
I think Sahir has just given a wonderful explanation in a nutshell about how an ISP works , but that is true for a relatively small ISP . If you move on to the big players , well there's a lot more stuff happening over there. I happened to do my training in a medium sized ISP and really got to learn a lot.Quite a lot of things that take place over there are really fascinating.So if you wanna know anything more , feel free to ask :D
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Re: How does an ISP work and how si it configured? 12 years 1 month ago #4679

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asking....
Sahir Hidayatullah.
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Re: How does an ISP work and how si it configured? 12 years 1 month ago #4708

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I am sure you are , but what exactly is it that you are asking ?
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Re: How does an ISP work and how si it configured? 12 years 1 month ago #4738

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What I'm always asking for --- more :)

No seriously, if anyone can drop me telco information.. especially if its relevant to India and the Indian telephone systems.. I'm looking for hardcore technical details.

And yeah.. more bout the ISP's too hehe
Sahir Hidayatullah.
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