Getting DSL at your datacenter for OOB

chuck goolsbee chucklist at
Wed Nov 7 21:47:48 UTC 2007

>We've been trying to get DSL (instead of dial-up via a POTS line) at 
>our datacenters for out-of-band access.

We tried here (Intergate.Seattle in Tukwila) and came up empty also, 
fell back on POTS.

Have you thought about just getting IP from other providers in the building?

I thought it would be cool to start up a little co-op in our building 
of copper cross-connects between various providers STRICTLY for OOB 
network access. No sales involved, no revenue, strictly butt-saving 
OOB access. I was actually getting traction until one ... for lack of 
a better term "party pooper"... put the kibosh on the whole thing and 
ripped all the wiring out before we had finished.

Several of us thought it was a fine idea. I imagine it *could* work 
in certain buildings/environments with more enlightened facilities 
and technical people around.

(just sharing the thought out there in case anyone decides to run with it)


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