Collocation Access

Jay Hennigan jay at
Mon Oct 23 17:35:19 UTC 2006

Alex Rubenstein wrote:

> I am shocked that the ATT employee did not have an ATT ID.
> In our facilities, we require all visiting telcos to produce company
> identification, and between telcove/level 3, Verizon, MCI, and several
> others, we have never had an issue.
> I'd be a bit more suspicious that he didn't have ATT ID.

He may have indeed had ATT ID.  But the colo security people wanted a 
government ID.  "Company" ID is relatively meaningless and trivially 
forged, particularly for small values of "company".  If I were to show 
up in a truck with "Jay's Telco" on the side, produce "Jay's Telco" ID, 
and refuse to show a driver's license or government ID I would expect 
datacenter security to be a bit suspicious.  Why should AT&T be treated 
any differently?

Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Administration - jay at
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