Russian diplomats lingering near fiber optic cables

Denys Fedoryshchenko denys at
Fri Jun 2 07:28:38 CST 2017

On 2017-06-02 05:42, Ben McGinnes wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 01, 2017 at 07:15:12PM -0700, Joe Hamelin wrote:
>> The Seattle Russian Embassy is in the Westin Building just 4 floors
>> above the fiber meet-me-room and five floors above the NRO tap room.
>> They use to come ask us (an ISP) for IT help back in '96 when they
>> would drag an icon too far off the screen in Windows 3.11. We were
>> on the same floor.
> So when Flynn & Friends in the Trump Transition Team were trying to
> establish that back channel link to Vladimir Putin they should've just
> wandered into the nearest colo facility ... okay, then.  I guess they
> did it the other way because they wanted the trench coats.
> Regards,
> Ben
American diplomats are doing also all sort of nasty stuff in Russia(and 
not only),
but that's a concern of the equivalent of FBI/NSA/etc, not operators
public discussion places, unless it really affect operators anyhow.
Just amazing, how NANOG slipped into pure politics.

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