Collocation Access

Steve Gibbard scg at
Mon Oct 23 22:18:45 UTC 2006

On Mon, 23 Oct 2006, Nick Thompson wrote:

> It seems as though at this point there is little need for security to
> maintain control of the ID, again which could possibly leave it open to
> various activities already mentioned by some others.

My impression is that the requirement to leave ID at the security desk is 
generally to provide an incentive to return the visitor badge at the end 
of the visit, rather than for any further verification of identity.

Requiring deposits of car keys, transit passes, shoes (for those parts of 
the world where shoes are removed in datacenters out of respect for the 
routers), winter coats, or other articles necessary for leaving the 
datacenter might be even more effective.


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