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Re: MCI/Worldcom fiber cut in NY?
### On Fri, 17 Sep 1999 20:00:00 -0600, "Alec H. Peterson" ### <[email protected]> casually decided to expound upon John Fraizer ### <[email protected]> the following thoughts about "Re: ### MCI/Worldcom fiber cut in NY?": AHP> John Fraizer wrote: AHP> > AHP> > Bullet proof, YES. Waterproof, Doubtful. AHP> AHP> Sure you can, make it so that it's at least several hundred feet above sea AHP> level, and not in a flood plain. Or in a submarine... great way for the gov't to earn extra money by converting its SSBNs. Pros include: * High survivability even in the midst of tactical nuclear strikes * Totally indepedent power source that will last years without the need to replenish fuel... DC power generally available * Heightened security... the facility is always at DEFCON 2 * Excellent heat dissipation * 24x7 on-site NOC Cons include: * Cramped quarters... routers must fit inside either 21" torpedo tubes or SLBM silos * All equipment must comply with increased noise abatement rules * Access to the facility accomplished via helo or underwater insertion through the diving trunk. * Potential for your equipment to be "accidently" ejected * Very slow low bandwidth circuit availability via ELF * On-site staff generally very grumpy after their 3 month "shift" -- /*====================[ Jake Khuon <[email protected]> ]======================+ | Network Statistics Engineer, NSM/Net-Eng /~ |2 () |\| ~|~ | @ |2 | | VOX: +1(408)543-4828 Fax: +1(408)543-4806 _/~ G L & B A L C E N T E R | +===============[ 141 Caspian Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 ]===============*/