I currently have 40+ Devices 30 with static IP's
various web servers and more.
The idea of the Multisite VPN is partly for access to the NAS for offsite backups (12TB worth) on my site but also so the servers can be accessed in real time and all interlinked without the need for synchronisation and multiple lower spec NAS drives at each site and have two identical powerful nas drives instead.
I do currently have a VPN server however internet speeds are causing issues for obvious reasons with a 10 meg upload on VM.
The subnet mask would be used in a way so there are different ranges at each site, so my site would be 10.0.5.1 - 10.0.10.254 and each site with a few thousand IP addresses mainly so if i expand from a 256 + I have some space.
in the range of 10.0.0.1-10.0.0.4.254 would be static IP's I am aware of the massive ranges which is why i used that subnet as an example and not reality as it would be insane for my use. Even a 255.255.0.0 is easily sufficient.
My current subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 so 10.0.0.1 - 10.0.0.254 I have allocated however I am using the first 30 for static IP's so they are not available to the DHCP server.
Overall this is all for personal use and not business however my family have calculated that its cheaper to have one shared network for data storage that I can manage each user with a quote and restrictions instead of all having individual storage solutions overall costing more long term. One of the sites already has gigabit symmetric at €20 a month so the other sites are nearly ready for installation however two sites only have VDSL and VM while a third has VDSL but only has one device so would be a simple migration.
The only site with no fibre is in the processing of being fitted by myself and a team of three as the SFR fibre team refused to install as there was a tree in the duct so they just left a trailer with fibre at the house as its a few hundred metres up the driveway to the house and said do it yourself and call us once its been run and we will connect it, only if openreach did that we would have so many issues sorted quicker if they don't do it they can't see its been run in next doors duct for example to avoid unblock one.
I am now waiting for international travel to be allowed again as i technically go to the site for a holiday not that i don't stop digging each time.
The reasons i stated in regards to data storage are not the only reasons I would like to use a network of this description, ultimately it brings simplicity for when there is an issue so I can just connect via remote desktop instead of having to go to the site to make changes.
I have only done a brief overview as I don't feel like going to deep into the details but its basically to make life easier for me who ends up going places to fix issues instead of having full remote access.
I know that the VOIP features would be great as they would mean that calling those in europe not via facetime for example would cost local rates as i could set up a VLAN with a french Line at local rate calls so free with the call plans and the same could apply to those calling the UK. Its basically a way of cutting telephone costs as we could all potentially get one VOIP provider in the UK and have virtual numbers ported and the french numbers could stay the way they currently are which is functional.
I know this is a little bit of work but until i get some FTTP none of this can happen as VM is not at all good and A tiny upload speed for this use will be sucked up in a heartbeat.
Hope this does help a little.
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