Housing situations sought for the family of Reynold Guerrier
tim at broadlinenetworks.com
Thu Jan 21 16:19:28 CST 2010
Eric Brunner-Williams wrote:
> Naturally, I didn't make all the local connections I could have before
> I needed them when I went to NANOG-45, graciously hosted by Terremark.
> I think it is unlikely that any of the three paths -- parole from
> Homeland Security, visa from State, and Congressional action, are
> likely to occur within finite time. Not only is the situation on the
> ground profoundly difficult, but we constantly encounter questions
> about the necessity of network continuity at all, or the value of any
> one person maintaining the operational integrity of the NAP/IXP/uW
> relay serving the Haitian government, on-site NGOs, and cellular traffic.
> So I'm turning again to the Operator Community for help. If you have
> contacts in the DR that could help Reynold's wife Dominique and their
> children, Nikki, age 3, and Aurelia, age 1, please send them to me.
> Housing for four. When Dominique and the kids are secure, Reynold is
> going back to the data center in Boutillers, which consists of the
> microwave relay to the Dominican Republic, the Internet Exchange point
> (IX) he normally operates, and Network Access Point (NAP), since the
> event. There is no other skilled person present. Basically, Reynold
> has inherited the entire facility, as the operator of the IXP hosted
> in the larger data center, and some technicians, who he now provides
> for and manages.
> The distance from Port au Prince to Santo Domingo is 5 hours, road
> condition and boarder control time included.
I have forwarded this to several friends that are currently in the DR.
Two of them are involved with housing/building projects.
Hopefully someone they know there is able to help out. I'll contact you
off list if I get any information.
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