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Re: Slightly OT: Redundant CPE Switching for DS3

  • From: will
  • Date: Thu Dec 22 14:36:46 2005

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 12:21:55PM -0700, John Neiberger wrote:
> I'm curious to find out if there is a device that would allow a single
> DS3 to terminate on two different routers, and switch from the primary
> to the backup router if the primary were to fail. I've seen this for
> T1 circuits but I can't find anything for DS3.

I'd bet you could make something workable with a DPDT coaxial relay,
driving it from alarm contacts or a relay output of whatever
monitoring system you might already have. The tricky part would
probably be appropriately defining "failure" in order to get it to
automatically switch at the right time without causing more problems 
than you started with.

-Will  :: AD6XL
 Orton ::