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  2. I am unable to ground the PBX because of it's location and the lack of any ground where it's recommended tie to. For the AC power (I think you mean) I have an UPS (obviously for the DA module since UNIX is like dealing with a male as--hole (i.e. unforgiving nature of an improper shutdown) and I think I should be all set. Thanks for the feedback.
  3. To be honest, I don’t really have the switch protected. I don’t have any “real” co lines. I have an Obihai 202 which converts two google voice lines to co lines. The only other external connection to that is the Ethernet cable to the router. And my ISP is Verizon fios. I don’t think lighting is going to come through the fiber! The only thing that I’d be concerned about is a power spike on the ac line. I really should get a surge surpressor for the ac line to be totally safe. And connect some #10 green THHN from the ground bus on the switch to some ground somewhere. But I would think that that ground bus would be common with the ground on the ac supply cord.
  4. Question: how is your G3 box setup at home for grounding and lightning protection? My G3 CMC is tied to a Comcast analog trunk and there is no protection on the CO card. However I used to have a couple IP Office units that took direct hits and almost burned down the house. I have had Cisco gateways that I put CO trunks in and it survived, and the CMC carrier looks pretty grounded unlike the IPO units. Has anyone had problems with their systems at home with limited to zero protection? Avaya unlike other vendors tend to get really a--l about protection. Unlike the others here, I protect this as if it was my child. Thanks
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  7. I have one of these too. I thought I had the documentation but I can't locate it. Works like a champ. Mine was similarly clean inside - that cover really does its job.
  8. Thank you Simple Note! For making a native Linux app with markdown you are AWESOME!  Good bye Evernote! Your web-app just sucks as do your mobile apps! Here is a hint: functionality over JavaScript blinking and sliding widgets!

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      scratchytcarrier

      This is what I've been saying for years...

  9. That's probably coming from whatever network you used to connect; some DMSes like to send an all circuits busy cause code after they play their announcements. I haven't done this on the ex-LCI network Centurylink runs in a while, but iirc, they use MCI to terminate into Canada. 503-802-0086 - Integra Telecom NOC 0204 - DMS-100 DISA dislatone 310-581-0005,0006 - GTE thingie? Picks up and plays fourth column DTMF.
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  11. The copy of the BSP I ordered should have the schematic in it, I'm guessing it's nearly the same as the 71A (which I did find) except for battery power instead of DC plant power. I will definitely take you up on that offer, if the BSP doesn't include it!
  12. nice! do you need the schematic? i might have a copy.
  13. I picked this up in a heap of old computer, radio, and telephone equipment, from a guy who had been an engineer in the Navy, then an engineer/lineman/programmer at Bell Labs in NJ: It's an *actual* milliwatt! I can't find the BSP for it online, but I did find a hardcopy on eBay, so I'll scan that in when I get it. Battery test points, this is the battery (well, the top of an old one): 45V "B batteries" were common in old radios and other higher-than-we're-used-to voltages were common in other types of test gear. For instance, a kick meter uses a different 45V battery (looks like a giant 9V and is still made). Top of the internal circuit subassembly, the battery goes in the space seen at the top of the picture: Here's the circuit: Typical Western Electric, potted networks, switchboard jacks, and expensive resistors and capacitors. Not yet sure if the pot varies pitch or level. You can see there's a single very old GE transistor in a metal can package clipped to the side of the uppermost (4002A) network, presumably the only active component in the circuit.
  14. A few years ago I was discussing with some other people on IRC (don't remember if it was Binrev or some other system, probably not important) the USPS network and how similar it is, structurally, to the phone company. Both serve customers through routing/sorting centers (COs) connected through intermediate points (tandem offices), they both have trunks (wire/road; air/radio), they interconnect with third-party long distance companies (UPS, FE, DHL etc.) along with their own, your mailbox (phone) is connected to your local routing center (CO) which may home on another larger sectional and regional center for inter-local routing (like my office in Vancouver which homes on the big postal center in Portland since Vancouver is a tributary of Portland) et cetera, et cetera. Postal COs were once all manual switching (hand sorting) then evolved into semi-manual exchanges (LSM) and eventually a fully automated network (MLOCR, BCS and whatever's replaced those by now). You do still deal with local and rate & route operators (postal clerks) occasionally. We concluded the networks are so similar it's possible to describe each CO, tandem, business office and such in the postal network with a standardized common language similar if not identical to that used by the phone company. Suddenly the idea of lamp posts having CLLI codes doesn't seem so CLLI.
  15. Anyway to SIP onto this badboy? Mpower doesn't have an easily found Sipbroker code, maybe a inum or sip address?
  16. Just found this photo and article, figured I'd leave it here. https://www.rcrwireless.com/20171109/network-infrastructure/switching-it-up-bidding-farewell-to-the-1aess-switch-tag6
  17. This one plays the recording you described plus gives an MCI CBCAD (2BM) afterward that sounds like it was done by their own "noht lady" imitator. Her accent isn't as strong as NT's lady but you can hear it.
  18. Hi...i am a new user here. As per my knowledge the Weather Channel has no way of knowing who receives their signal on what equipment unless said equipment answers back to them.
  19. Not a phone number, but I believe the only CO in the nation that had a singing group named after one of its exchanges: https://www.telcodata.us/view-switch-detail-by-clli?clli=OLYMWA02DS0 360-35x - FLeetwood 2 & 7 The Fleetwoods are a popular doo-wop group of the late 50s that formed in Olympia. Originally called "Two Girls and a Guy" but changed to their current name after their agent's exchange because he figured it would be more memorable and quicker for DJs to say on the air. You may have heard them if you listen to oldies or "nostalgia" stations, especially their biggest hits "Come Softly To Me" and "Mr. Blue". They also supposedly recorded a cover of The Browns' "Old Lamplighter" but it didn't chart and I don't believe it was ever released as a single. "The call you made requires a 25 cent deposit. Please consult your instruction card [*toilet flushes*] and... now I told you I was gonna be recording in here!"
  20. It reminded me of the guy who used to be on the Atlanta airport train recordings up until quite recently, actually. It was fairly new, relatively speaking (~2000 or so?), but the voiceover guy tried to go for a oldschool, mid-20th century radio style of announcing. 206-973-5010 - Skeevy sounding psychic line 206-973-5025 - Login prompt for said skeevy sounding psychic line 402-376-0012 - Low speed modem (2400/- bps) AXE-10s seem to always have these weird, off-frequency tones just lying around. If you bothered to call the modems, you'll notice the ring is kinda off-frequency too: 402-376-0025 - Weird tone 402-376-0026 - Other weird tone 402-376-0000 - I can never figure out what this is; all Qwest AXE-10s have them. Notice there's a burst of ring that's more than likely not coming from the AXE-10. Not sure about that reorder. Maybe it's waiting for digits in that whitespace? 402-376-0065 - Coin deposit recording with a *lot* of reverb. I dunno why, but this made me laugh. 402-376-0085 - Modem
  21. Welcome, Agent 5! I was wondering when the TSA would send you to our time period. I hear the weather's nice up in Caldoria this time of year. Sorry to hear about Dr. Sinclair though.

  22. With AT&T's large fibre + MPLS backbone, it's gonna be MPLS w/ traffic engineering. So likely unreachable via the public internet.
  23. Oooh.. sorry you’re going through that. Hope you’re safe. I’m actually not in that bad of shape since I got a fresh translation card that had no gremlins left over like my other translation card. So the only thing that I’m just waiting to work on is the Audix thing... which is no big hurry.. you have far more important things to worry about now for sure!
  24. If I remember right, this was taken at Defcon around the turn of the decade or so. Someone was playing it on the bridge, so I don't have a solid reference for where it's from. Keep in mind even that can be a problem sometimes: 304-720-9915, 863-297-9998, 707-262-0086.
  25. I'd consider options other than waiting for a call for assistance for the moment. Sorry. For a lot of reasons, including being in northern Calfornia for those wildfires last week (evacuating tends not to be fun. Not so much because of the impending doom, but because of the obligatory people driving like absolute retards you see in disasters, and having to take a long car trip when you're least in the mood for one), I've had an unusual amount of things to deal with recently. If you want to hop on the bridge one night though, that might be a good way to look into this.
  26. The N4Es specifically have media gateways, so they could just use existing TDM trunks. I don't know what they're run over, but with things that are very clearly running over IP like the 4E-APS redesigns (notice in areas like Los Angeles and New York, the 800-223-1104 ANAC has a different voice. They don't seem to be actively adding these at the moment), I just sorta assume they're at least reachable on the public internet. Occasionally they'll have the sort of staggering packet loss that would imply a bunch of people trying to attack it or something.
  27. Ha, i'd love to see this if you're able to find it. I guess this is exactly how I personally use WarVox...I let it make calls... then I take the list of 'answered' calls and manually dial them to confirm what they actually are. I also use it to 'sort' by the audio waveform.... it makes things like a bunch of "Voicemail Not Set Up" messages easy to find.
  28. The problem with WarVox and a lot of those other programs is it follows the mentality of people who equate this sort of dialing with a relatively menial practice, like nmapping but for phone calls (which to be fair, isn't to say that's not the case in some places. Learning to anticipate when you're going to be left with two wasted hours and a couple milliwatts is an important part of this), and are relatively inexperienced with phone networks to boot. For example, there's a video somewhere of the Warvox developer in particular getting a dialtone from some sketchy route his voip provider used, and mistaking it for something actually coming from what he was trying to call. Anyway, when you get rid of the tediousness of disconnected numbers and subscribers, it's a really enjoyable practice that helps you learn way more about the network than anything else; sort of like a huge improv exercise. Techniques like identifying switches based on the ringback sample they use never would've become a thing if there weren't people practicing hand scanning. There's also a fair number of things that automated analysis will very frequently miss. So the idea behind all this is to keep a level of automated detection for the purposes of indexing; so people know where to look and if they're in a mood for a particular sort of thing, finding them a range that has a lot of it. But also, ultimately, letting a caller be the ultimate judge of what's on the other end, and giving them maximum exposure to the network. So essentially to take the monotony out, keep all the good parts, and organize it in a way that works with a minimal amount of free time. Or to put it simply, I'm kinda tired of half the some numbers posts being mine .
  29. Please tell me they run these VOIP links over their existing physical trunk network and not the greater public Internet... Why "N4E"/"New 4ESS"? Wouldn't "4AESS" have better followed convention?
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