OOB core router connectivity wish list

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Jan 11 18:26:39 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Herrin" <bill at herrin.us>

> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Randy Whitney
> <randy.whitney at verizon.com> wrote:
> > Nothing beats POTS in a broad power outage scenario. Numerous power
> > outages
> > have taken down mobile service completely while the POTS lines
> > stayed up as
> > it carries its own power by design.
> Carries it from somewhere that has to remain powered which typically
> isn't a building with an automatic generator any more. Access to the
> POTS lines of yesteryear is dwindling and not all that slowly.

Oh, I dunno, Bill.  Sure there are lots more RSUs than there used to be,
but at least it's not all *that* hard to tell if you're connected to one. 

Much easier than, say, finding out if both sides of your loop have been 
groomed into the same cable.

-- jra
Jay R. Ashworth                  Baylink                       jra at baylink.com
Designer                     The Things I Think                       RFC 2100
Ashworth & Associates     http://baylink.pitas.com         2000 Land Rover DII
St Petersburg FL USA               #natog                      +1 727 647 1274

More information about the NANOG mailing list