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#26415 - 06/11/03 11:47 PM Back Again ....  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
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Well, this time someone shot a hole in one of the cables knocking out 900 Telephone and T1 lines.

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That's all I'm going to say ...

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#26416 - 06/12/03 12:04 AM Re: Back Again ....  
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,311
rather poor shots eh?

we may have to pass the hat and get you some body armor Bill
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#26417 - 06/12/03 04:42 AM Re: Back Again ....  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
So that's what took it out this time! [Linked Image]

Glad to see everything restored.

#26418 - 06/12/03 05:40 AM Re: Back Again ....  
walrus  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 680
Bangor Me. USA
Are you living in Maine, someone shooting at a sign or a telephone pole sounds alot like northern Maine [Linked Image]

#26419 - 06/12/03 07:31 AM Re: Back Again ....  
Big A  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 46
Lynchburg, VA
Or Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia...Any place where there are good ole boys.

#26420 - 06/12/03 08:30 AM Re: Back Again ....  
SvenNYC  Offline
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
Does Long Island count....? [Linked Image]

#26421 - 06/12/03 09:02 AM Re: Back Again ....  
C-H  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,497
Stockholm, Sweden
There have been several problems with the lines connecting ECN to the world in the past months, right? I take it that they must be OH lines, located so that they are easily sabotaged. Surely, this must be a major concern for the ISP?

#26422 - 06/12/03 12:22 PM Re: Back Again ....  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Posts: 3,878

Yes, it is a major concern. My Brother is the ISP for ECN and a number of other websites. Many of these websites are 'e-tailers' meaning they do business selling things on the web.

Many thousands of $$ get lost every day that the lines are down, but what can be done about it? Most of the lines are overhead and in some sparsely populated areas. I don't think there's any doubt that someone has an ax to grind, possibly against the Telco company and that's why this is happening.

Several years ago when the servers were set up at this location they had looked into getting a Cable connection (I don't know too much about this, so am unsure of terminology) and were quoted a price of $50,000 just to bring the line to the building. That might start looking like a bargain if this stuff continues.


#26423 - 06/12/03 01:34 PM Re: Back Again ....  
Bjarney  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Sometimes a backup server in a remote location can be cost effective. In the Bonneville Power Admin service territory, {WA∙OR∙ID∙MT} blazing pipes to their backbone seem close to dirt cheap.

#26424 - 06/12/03 02:13 PM Re: Back Again ....  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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It used to be easier when the business was smaller and the few servers could be transported to another location. But now there are a bunch of them and everything is rack-mounted so space in the central office, (or wherever he used to take the servers) would be an issue.

Alternatives are definitely something to think about.


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