[rescue] Serial console on IBM RS/6000 250?

Linc Fessenden linc at thelinuxlink.net
Sun Feb 22 15:44:06 CST 2004

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 16:29:07 -0500
Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:

> On Feb 22, 2004, at 3:33 PM, Linc Fessenden wrote:
> >>> I'll call bullshit here.  I was an apprentice locksmith for 2 years.
> >>> You can indeed cut medico keys, but you need a special machine and 
> >>> the
> >>> blanks are dang expensive as well.  It's an expensive rig to set up,
> >>> so it's more likely that you won't be able to find a locksmith that
> >>> could do it, but it definately can be done.
> >>
> >>    *bzzt*
> >>
> >>    I lived next door to a [non-apprentice] locksmith for years.  Many
> >> (most?) Medeco blanks are ones that the company WILL NOT SELL to 
> >> anyone
> >> not on file as having permission to buy them.  If you have the machine
> >> (and that's a big "if"), you still won't have the blanks.
> >>
> >>          -Dave
> >
> > That is absolutely correct.  You cannot obtain 3rd party medeco key 
> > blanks - they are pattented and not available.  You must buy your 
> > blanks from medeco, and they will not sell them to you unless you are 
> > a registered and licensed locksmith and medeco reseller.  If you meet 
> > those conditions you can get any blank or cutter from them you want.
>    I'm sorry Linc, but this is simply not true.  There are many Medeco 
> blank types that they simply will not sell to other than their 
> registered "owners".  In fact, for a not-so-small fee, you can even 
> have a certain blank design dedicated to your organization, and Medeco 
> will not sell compatible blanks to anyone other than a registered 
> person from that organization.
>          -Dave

Call em man.  If you're an authorized reseller (i.e. locksmith that resells medeco) you can get blanks directly from medeco.  Now I understand that there are some that you can't get - like those used for government contract work, but anything not for some custom project like that is available from them.  Obviously they aren't gonna give you the blanks for the lock sets at the pentagon, but I was under the impression we were talking about a much broader spectrum here...

-Linc Fessenden

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