DSL line stealing when there is no tone - DANGER - Operational content

Alex Bligh alex at alex.org.uk
Mon May 14 21:21:22 UTC 2001

> as for relibility, I cant tell you the number of times a Verizon tech,
> would be out to install a phone line and steal one of our dsl lines cuase
> it did not have a tone.

As a (serious) question, why not stick a tone on it? How much
can an oscillator at the CO plus some trivial passive low pass
filters (one set per line), cost? (Or, if you aren't the DLEC,
stick it at cust prem). Just don't use the trace tone... (translation
to US terminology may be required)

Alex Bligh
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