So I’m looking for some opinions, and experiences from others that might have done this.
A little background. In Canada our internet providers are frankly in trouble. We used to a bunch of independent companies that were very customer focused, and often would provide static subnets , even to residential customers. Recently thanks to the government sticking their nose in the middle of things and messing things up, the independent companies are dropping like flies.
So in my case I have 2 connections at home both with static ips and I enjoy running a few servers for my own use. When my providers eventually get swallowed up I fear that I’m going to loose my static ip’s. The odd thing is that I will loose the ip’s but I will gain fiber . So from 50meg DSL to 1.5Gig Fiber.
So I’m thinking what about a tunnel to a remote host to get to my static public ips. Essentially a remote gateway and do the NAT there to get to the public ips’.
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To try and cover everything yes cloud servers would work but I enjoy having the flexibility of having them locally, and I’m going to be paying for the local internet anyway, and the cloud vpn host would be minimal and cheaper than having all my hosts in the cloud.
The idea of a tunnel sort of worries me, but When I think about it, in Canada our DSL is PPPOE and the back end has tunnels to the providers, so essentially my traffic is on a tunnel either way, the only difference is that my tunnel would be on the internet side which of course is not a guaranteed service (across the internet anyway).
One of my current providers has also offered to do the VPN tunnel to their infrastructure for me right now so which is great for now, but if they eventually don’t survive I’d like to have a plan b in my pocket, and do it myself.
Ok I think that’s enough to get things started…