NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?

Eric Krichbaum eric at
Fri Aug 12 22:08:22 CDT 2011

I have a 12 pack of single mode run between wiring closets upstairs and
downstairs.  Only one server running feeding media to my xbmc's everywhere
but quite a bit on gig.  Nothing overly noisy unless you have your head in
the closets.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Bellovin [mailto:smb at] 
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 9:59 PM
To: Joe Greco
Cc: nanog at; Jeff Johnstone
Subject: Re: NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?

On Aug 12, 2011, at 10:17 39PM, Joe Greco wrote:

>> What nobody wired their abode with fiber ?
>> Am i the only one here
> I ran a bunch of fiber from the telco rack to the server rack to 
> reduce the risk of damage to expensive servers ...  it's likely to be 
> meaningless but it is just a little extra precaution.  The server rack 
> is at least a little bit isolated from everything else.
That's overkill.  I have very little in the house except what's needed to
support ordinary client machines for everyone in the house.  That means GigE
to several locations, some of which have small GigE switches of their own.
For example, my wife's computer is colocated with a network-connected color
printer/scanner/fax.  The basement location has a WiFi access point, the
home backup server (though lately, I've started using a colo machine for
that), etc.  For me -- two generations of laptops (one as backup for the
other), and a Mac Mini as backup desktop.  Then there's another access
point, a B&W laser printer, etc.  But anything noisy?  Nope.

		--Steve Bellovin,

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