I got an email from Eric Brunner-Williams who hangs out on freebsd-isp
and nanog that really sparked my interest. Go to
That being said, I've had the idea for a couple years now of getting enough
geeky folks together to rent a rack on both coasts and populate it with a
few different operating systems and bits of gear for just the reasons
outlined in this thread.
So if you decide to put something together, I'm up for it.