cross connect reliability

Jon Lewis jlewis at
Thu Sep 17 23:34:01 UTC 2009

On Thu, 17 Sep 2009, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> I once had a circuit go down because the fiber connector wasn't crimped
> on correctly, and the fiber pulled out of the connector while a tech was
> working in the cable tray nearby. After we opened a ticket about the
> issue, said tech "fixed" it by shoving the fiber back into the connector
> by hand, and walking away. Needless to say it went down again the next
> day. Names withheld to protect the guilty and keep them from raising my
> prices for heckling them in public, but the moral of the story is never
> underestimate the laziness or stupidity of the cable monkeys some of
> these places hire and let touch your routers. :)

In their defense, that was clearly the fastest way to fix it. :)

Just not a very long term solution.

  Jon Lewis                   |  I route
  Senior Network Engineer     |  therefore you are
  Atlantic Net                |
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