WW: Colo Vending Machine

Julien Goodwin nanog at studio442.com.au
Sat Feb 18 02:12:01 CST 2012


On 18/02/12 18:42, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 05:39:34PM -0800, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> In such cases, I will occasionally stop by the colo without going home to
>> retrieve the laptop.  90% of the time it works out OK.  10% of the time I
>> end up leaving the colo, going home, retrieving the laptop and returning
>> to the colo.  Obviously, if there was a loaner laptop available for a $15
>> rental in the colo as described, it would probably be worth $15 to me
>> and/or my organization to avoid the delay and bother of the round-trip
>> between colo and home.
> 
> As previously advised, typing passwords/phrases into such devices is...  not
> recommended.  At $ORK, we've got DC tech laptops in each suite for just such
> occasions, preconfigured with everything you might need (bookmarks into all
> internal systems and likely wiki pages, a "DC tech" jabber account, etc). 
> Works well, and I'm sure they've paid for themselves many times over.

The old colo at $JOB[-1] used to have an old Wyse 50 kicking around
which I was happy enough to use (yes they can still be made to snarf
credentials, but it's less likely) once or twice when I forgot my
USB-Serial.



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