Outside plant protection, fiber cuts, interwebz down oh noes!
jamie at photon.com
Mon Apr 13 08:07:15 CDT 2009
You forgot the clip board. Without the clip board, no one will believe
From: Andy Ringsmuth [mailto:andyring at inebraska.com]
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 1:52 PM
To: Daryl G. Jurbala
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Outside plant protection, fiber cuts, interwebz down oh
On Apr 10, 2009, at 12:37 PM, Daryl G. Jurbala wrote:
>> 3) From what I understand it's not trivial to raise a manhole
>> cover. Most likely can't be done by one person. Can they be locked?
>> Or were the carriers simply relying on obscurity/barrier to entry?
> Your understanding is incorrect. I'm an average sized guy and I can
> pull a manhole cover with one hand on the right tool. It might take
> 2 hands if it hasn't been opened recently and has lots of pebbles
> and dirt jammed in around it. It's like everything else: if you
> know how to do it, and you have the right tool, it's simple.
Agreed. Manhole covers are very simple to remove. I don't even need
any tools. I've removed countless manhole covers to retrieve balls,
frisbees, etc., with nothing more than my bare hands. It's a pretty
Think about it. All anyone would need to do is pull up to the
manhole, set a few orange cones around it, put on an orange vest and a
hard hat, and crawl on in with your wire cutters and bolt cutter.
Guaranteed NO ONE will even question it.
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