Modem as a service?
henry at AegisInfoSys.com
Tue Dec 8 02:40:47 UTC 2015
On Mon, Dec 07, 2015 at 11:54:17AM -0600, Larry Sheldon wrote:
> I'll join the confusion--I thought the OP wanted to test for power
> availability at the distant site by seeing if a modem there would answer
> the phone there. That it HAD to be a modem in that case makes no sense
> to me.
> I'm of the line now and have been for a while and maybe y'all don't do
> things the way we did--we always had an answering machine (two or three
> in some places*) that always answered on the first ring and gave some
> kind of status report that was updated hourly on on event). If it did
> not answer, the power was out.
At a client wiring closet, the super-conscientious rack maintainer one day
decided that it was good practice to replace consumer-standard batteries
during his quarterly cleaning rounds.
Answering machines have replaceable batteries. Modems do not.
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