shameful-cabling gallery of infamy - does anybody know where it went?
doon at inoc.net
Mon Sep 10 10:13:08 UTC 2007
On Sep 10, 2007, at 12:34 AM, Vinny Abello wrote:
> One of the stranger things a field tech of ours encountered wasn't
> necessarily bad wiring (although it's not great), but the fact that
> the demarc was located next to the toilet in the bathroom.
> Naturally, the constant humidity caused bad corrosion problems and
> other issues with their telco services. :) So as a general rule of
> thumb, avoid putting your telco and/or network gear next to the
> crapper or the services the equipment is meant to provide might
> also stink
I know of one ISP that had their local POP in a small rural town,
the bathroom of a local store, sitting on a shelf in rather close
proximity to the sink (Sorry don't have pictures). So Router, modem
bank and a couple T1's. The kicker was they had it all plugged into
an extension cord that ran to another part of a back room. More
than 1 time we (as the local telco) had to go out there cause they
where certain it was a problem with the Ts, When in fact someone had
either tripped over the power cord or unplugged it somehow.
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