Regan Murphy wrote:
I have been using vector fibre to carry phone and
from my ISP for a few years now and only really have one complaint:
It would seem that a power failure in the neighbourhood, however
short, instantly *kills* the all services that are provisioned over
the connection. Surely the building switch(s) (vector/isp?) and the
rest of the network equipment (vector?) should be protected by UPS so
as to avoid failure during short power outages?
Back in the days when I dealt with the Vector MAN, they didn't UPS the
building switches. Sounds like they still don't. No idea why. It's not
like PoE works over fibre, so even if they UPS the upstream points the
building switches still have no power. Maybe something to do with the
amount of space a UPS takes up? Or trying to keep them all maintained?
Hard to feed status data back down the network without getting one of
those very expensive ethernet-capable ones, and that'd be total overkill
for something that would run happily for hours on a home UPS.
"Don't use force. Get a bigger hammer."