Downtime

Sorry 'bout the downtime tonight, CAT 5 cable was unplugged by accident.

Glue it in.

yes and make sure to cover all the pins in glue too!

[quote=“jesus”]

yes and make sure to cover all the pins in glue too![/quote]

you dumbass… In some setups of HUge networks they actually use a dab of cilicone on some IMPORTANT ethernet plugs that can’t get unplugged.

[quote=“jleaman”]

yes and make sure to cover all the pins in glue too!

you dumbass… In some setups of HUge networks they actually use a dab of cilicone on some IMPORTANT ethernet plugs that can’t get unplugged.[/quote]

or you can have a nice tidy cabling job and limit access so things dont get unplugged, or you can buy these nifty zip straps that will tie it into place. Glue is not the answer :unamused:

by the way in any huge important network everything would be redundant so one cable coming out would not cause any downtime.

[quote=“jesus”]

yes and make sure to cover all the pins in glue too!

you dumbass… In some setups of HUge networks they actually use a dab of cilicone on some IMPORTANT ethernet plugs that can’t get unplugged.

or you can have a nice tidy cabling job and limit access so things dont get unplugged, or you can buy these nifty zip straps that will tie it into place. Glue is not the answer :unamused:[/quote]

If you payed any attention into class at school zap straps or zip straps are a BIG BG BIG no no. because they pull the cable close together and take the twist out of the cable witch takes the frequancy out of the cable.

[quote=“jleaman”]

yes and make sure to cover all the pins in glue too!

you dumbass… In some setups of HUge networks they actually use a dab of cilicone on some IMPORTANT ethernet plugs that can’t get unplugged.

or you can have a nice tidy cabling job and limit access so things dont get unplugged, or you can buy these nifty zip straps that will tie it into place. Glue is not the answer :unamused:

If you payed any attention into class at school zap straps or zip straps are a BIG BG BIG no no. because they pull the cable close together and take the twist out of the cable witch takes the frequancy out of the cable.[/quote]

first off I am not talking about around the cable im talking about around the end (you put it on the cable before you put the end on). second any high end high availability network will a) not allow access to retards who’d unplug shit and b) have redundant links for critical applications. For binding together cat5 cable at work they use velcro straps about 3 ft apart and we have redundant internet links… 3 I believe and we arn’t even that large. It’s kinda funny you blast me for mentioning zip straps when you are talking about gluing networking equipment.
:unamused:

Dudes, relax. My girlfriend was re-arranging things and she moved something.

When I got a message asking if HTMF was down, I plugged it back in. It didn’t, and won’t, come out by itself.

I use zap-straps, but not on big runs, or if I do, I don’t squeeze all the way. I love the velcro stuff.

what is this thread-geekwars?? Who cares, and who here is in charge of a REALLY IMPORTANT network? (Mig excluded)

(ie relax…everyone’s a winner here) 8)

You foetuses! You’re supposed to lace the cable with waxed string, and if you get close enough to the ends to pull a connection they fire your arse.

[quote=“fedhed”]what is this thread-geekwars?? Who cares, and who here is in charge of a REALLY IMPORTANT network? (Mig excluded)

(ie relax…everyone’s a winner here) 8)[/quote]

@work right now, feel free to look up my IP block owner. Point is glue has no place in a datacenter and if you glue your cables into a machine you are retarded. Also what herbie said… if your dumbass unplugs any critical cables you deserve to be fired. Oh just to note I am not in charge of the routers or anything like that and rarely get to do any networking :frowning: but I see how things are done and currently I am the only person managing things

what Herbie says. Never what Herbie winds up having to do… :laughing: :laughing:

Binding with wax string is almost a lost art in the telco world as I understand it. Ive seen old pics of stuff where the lacing and binding of cable was a thing of beauty. Does anyone still do that anymore?

Oh and this is to Jason: never in my wildest dreams would I ever think about putting a ‘dab’ of silicone on an ethernet connector. Good way to wreck expensive gear IMO.

Beastly Tel converted to zap straps in the mid 80s. I was in the training class and one guy had a hard time lacing (it’s based on repeating clove hitches, you have to know left from right) and they asked him to pick up his books and come into this adjoining room. The instructor closed the door and soon we heard him yelling that the guy was a useless oaf, a loser and a fool. They would make sure he never worked for any telco for the rest of his life. Pick up your stuff and get the f*** out now before security frog marches you into the street.
A couple guys quit right there. I found out later (over beer w instructor) it was a setup. The guy was downstairs getting his severence, it was an act to weed out ‘those who can’t handle pressure’…
Pressure like chargehands who stood there yelling ‘move it lardass, only a fag is scared of 400VDC’… so you’d sweat and get really conductive!