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RE: Checking visitors entering your facility
From: barkerm () foliofn com (Mark Barker)
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 08:18:36 -0400


Not to mention another problem....

Q: What's the difference between a vacuum cleaner and a 200,000 volt Van de
Graaff static generator?
A: Not much

MAB

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On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Richard Welty wrote:

given the stories we hear about routers and switches and servers being
unplugged so that the vacuum or the buffer can be run, it's clear that
nobody is escorting the cleaning staff around the facility. perhaps this
should change.

wow.  you mean people actually let cleaning staff into their nocs?
i'd rather have a little clutter than let janitorial services into our
noc.  it's actually the responsibility of the technical staff to
vacuum the carpetted edges of the room and empty the wastepaper
baskets when it needs to be done.  wouldn't you rather move trashcans
out of the NOC once a week than worry about who is going in there
after hours and unplugging stuff?

but then again, two of the "bean counters" (myself and the owner) are
part of the technical team, so we think of things like that.  one of
the benefits of working for a tiny ISP i guess.

as for that reminder from sean about checking IDs, thanks for that.
we are about to have some installs done by verizon and adelphia which
will involve access to the noc and telco entrance.  i will pass that
reminder along to all of the staff.

deeann m.m. mikula

director of operations
telerama public access internet
http://www.telerama.com
1.877.688.3200




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