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Housing situations sought for the family of Reynold Guerrier
From: Eric Brunner-Williams <brunner () nic-naa net>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:07:47 -0500

Naturally, I didn't make all the local connections I could have before I needed them when I went to NANOG-45, graciously hosted by Terremark.

I think it is unlikely that any of the three paths -- parole from Homeland Security, visa from State, and Congressional action, are likely to occur within finite time. Not only is the situation on the ground profoundly difficult, but we constantly encounter questions about the necessity of network continuity at all, or the value of any one person maintaining the operational integrity of the NAP/IXP/uW relay serving the Haitian government, on-site NGOs, and cellular traffic.

So I'm turning again to the Operator Community for help. If you have contacts in the DR that could help Reynold's wife Dominique and their children, Nikki, age 3, and Aurelia, age 1, please send them to me.

Housing for four. When Dominique and the kids are secure, Reynold is going back to the data center in Boutillers, which consists of the microwave relay to the Dominican Republic, the Internet Exchange point (IX) he normally operates, and Network Access Point (NAP), since the event. There is no other skilled person present. Basically, Reynold has inherited the entire facility, as the operator of the IXP hosted in the larger data center, and some technicians, who he now provides for and manages.

The distance from Port au Prince to Santo Domingo is 5 hours, road condition and boarder control time included.


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