911 doesn't work, try a FAX

Derek Balling dredd at megacity.org
Sun Jul 4 17:11:03 UTC 1999

I've found, from my experience, they tend to be on analog PORTS on phone 
systems (e.g., they're given a DID in the PBX, but it just comes out on an 
analog port instead of a digital one).

Thus, if the PBX dies, so do most of the fax machines, at least in larger 


At 09:51 AM 7/4/99 -0700, Dirk Harms-Merbitz wrote:

>Faxes tend to be on analog phone lines. They will still work even
>when a companies phone system is down.
>On Sun, Jul 04, 1999 at 01:54:07AM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
> >
> > At the last NANOG several folks chuckled when I pointed out that
> > many real emergency plans include sending a FAX as a backup when
> > the phones don't work.  I thought I would pass this news story along.
> >
> > http://www.cjonline.com/stories/070399/com_phonesout.shtml
> > --
> > Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
> >   Affiliation given for identification not representation
> >
> >

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