Re: Ah, so that's what all the "darknet" propaganda was about.
"To a switch that was still working perhaps?"
No - there was no network outage until they moved the patching - and it only lasted the duration of the move.
Also they denied any patching work - and considering it was a large datacentre with core chassis switches via patching frames - such a failure would never require changing the in cabinet patching to a specific server. I think they were passing my traffic through another locally placed device like the DCS1000 / Carnivore.