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Escaping (CG)NAT hell: tunnel your way out

technologyvpnopenvpnec2Sat 02 Feb 2013 09:06:22No comments

Recently my ADSL connection was down for a few days as some idiot had put a shovel or backhoe into a set of phone lines serving the area (no ADSL). To make matters worse, this happened while we were collecting a relative from the airport. The ability to communicate with relatives either by phone or applications like Skype is important, not to mention I need internet access just to entertain myself, so I set about finding a solution.

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Completely unscientific Amazon EC2 benchmarks

technologyec2amazoncloudSat 15 May 2010 15:27:58(Last updated: Fri 11 Jun 2010 12:05:47)No comments

Performed on the us-west cluster on spot instances using Geekbench

  • m1.small - 1497
  • m1.large - 2897
  • MacBook Pro i5 520M 2.4GHz - 4728
  • Core Solo 1.66GHz - 1562
  • Core Duo 1.60GHz - 1894

Honestly, the only thing good about m1.small and m1.large is spot instance pricing and loads of RAM. Otherwise GoGrid (which I've used myself) and Rackspace Cloud Servers seem to be much better

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