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Re: Outage (planned and unplanned) notification

  • From: Billy Biggs
  • Date: Sat Apr 12 04:34:09 1997

On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Sean Donelan wrote:

> I've noticed the sprint outage list has become very quiet, as has the
> MCI outage list.  They seem to be quiet even during and after widely
> known problems.  The same is true of most providers I bother to track.
> Even those providers I have signed agreements which include notification
> requirements.
> [...]
> Is there anything that will encourage pro-active notification?

I'm thinking that it might be useful about now to set up a decent 
notification organization that can seek out network status and outage 
information both through standard channels and agreements, as well as
using objective monitoring tools positioned at different ends (what 
ends?!) of the

I think an independant might be able to cut back on the NOC calls, the 
ISP requests, and the ping flood.

Would something like this be redundant?  Are there already such orgs in 
place?  If the outage lists don't seem to be helping much...

Billy Biggs
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