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Re: shameful-cabling gallery of infamy - does anybody know where it went?
We used to have a POP under somebodys stairs in Bristol in the UK and another POP in the loft of a friend of one of the employees. They sold their house and the POP stayed there and the new owners knew nothing about it, imagine their surprise when a telco engineer turned up wanting to fix a fibre fault ;-) -- Leigh Patrick Muldoon wrote: > > On Sep 10, 2007, at 12:34 AM, Vinny Abello wrote: > >> One of the stranger things a field tech of ours encountered wasn't >> necessarily bad wiring (although it's not great), but the fact that >> the demarc was located next to the toilet in the bathroom. Naturally, >> the constant humidity caused bad corrosion problems and other issues >> with their telco services. :) So as a general rule of thumb, avoid >> putting your telco and/or network gear next to the crapper or the >> services the equipment is meant to provide might also stink > > > I know of one ISP that had their local POP in a small rural town, the > bathroom of a local store, sitting on a shelf in rather close > proximity to the sink (Sorry don't have pictures). So Router, modem > bank and a couple T1's. The kicker was they had it all plugged into > an extension cord that ran to another part of a back room. More than > 1 time we (as the local telco) had to go out there cause they where > certain it was a problem with the Ts, When in fact someone had either > tripped over the power cord or unplugged it somehow. > > -Patrick > > -- > Patrick Muldoon > Network/Software Engineer > INOC (http://www.inoc.net) > PGPKEY (http://www.inoc.net/~doon) > Key ID: 0x370D752C > > NOTICE: alloc: /dev/null: filesystem full