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Re: $400 million network upgrade for the Pentagon

  • From: Brad Knowles
  • Date: Tue Aug 13 17:53:40 2002

At 12:38 PM -0400 2002/08/13, Sean Donelan wrote:

 I have no idea how many or where the cable entrance facilities are
 located or how major cables are routed through the Pentagon.
	True enough.  Neither do I.

                      It might even make sense to put an alternate
 building entrance facility not on the side where the majority of the
 networking was done.
In terms of primary human entrances, they are found on four of the five sides of the building. The fifth side is where the helipad is located.

Moreover, the networking is done all over the building, although I presume that there are some areas of concentration around the NMCC, and certain other facilities.

In terms of network facilities, I'm sure that they have multiple redundant entrances all around the building. The question is how far away from the building do they then converge, so that you once again have a SPOF.

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