28499Re: [coldwarcomms] Project Office Conspiracies
- Sep 5, 2013On Wed, Sep 04, 2013 at 11:50:16PM -0500, Blake Bowers wrote:
> The sites that have been kept will most likely be kept forever. They doWhile this might indeed be asking *WAY* too much on a public list,
> have specific missions, and are still AT&T facilities, staffed primarily by
> AT&T employees. Vendors are escorted to their specific areas, interior
> doors are locked, and someone stays with vendors every bit of the time they
> are there. No cell phones, no recorders, no cameras (unless that is what
> you are there to do, as in take pictures of old equipment)
> They will take a peek at your pictures when you leave.
> They are definitely in use - but even walking through them you really don't
> know what for. I suspect nothing more sinister in most cases than data
> storage, fiber junctions, etc. Space is beginning to be back at a premium,
> so they are removing rooms full or RIP'd equipment.
can you in any way comment on what the RIP'd equipment being removed
is and from what era ? Switches ? Antique analog mux gear ?, Early
digital cross connect gear ? Old network monitoring gear ?
Stuff from the 70/80s or post 2000 ?
And how much of it is *ahem* obviously spookish (eg Narus DPI boxes)
... versus all the ordinary stuff you'd expect in a network hub...
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