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Netrail woes (was Re: Atlanta-NAP down (fwd))
I just read this after clearing out old NANOG mail... Jon Lewis <[email protected]> writes: > The Atlanta NAP (www.atlanta-nap.net run by Nathan Stratton) is down, > probably for good. We're a customer (luckily a multihomed one!), and > the word is WORLDCOM pulled all their circuits due to debts. So all the > netrail.net mailing lists and stuff will be down too. 8 mae-east2-nap.Washington.mci.net (220.127.116.11) 107.596 ms 195.051 ms 90.187 ms 9 mae-east.netrail.net (18.104.22.168) 97.759 ms 128.468 ms 108.682 ms 10 mae-east.netrail.net (22.214.171.124) 121.353 ms !H 92.724 ms !H 92.384 ms !H 23 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 178.501 ms 181.052 ms * 24 mae-east.netrail.net (184.108.40.206) 204.067 ms 206.366 ms * 25 mae-east.netrail.net (220.127.116.11) 208.59 ms !H 197.928 ms !H 207.262 ms !H You know, although I do feel bad for Netrail and its customers, I did read this with a keen appreciation for the irony, given Mr Stratton's public comments about how badly BBN's power system was misdesigned for allowing them to take multi-hour outages, particularly in light of the fact that the outage in question was beyond BBN's immediate ability to fix, and not BBN's fault. It didn't have the personal tastiness of Mr Bass's unfortunate encounter with bad weather a year or so ago, but frankly, I can't help but engage in schadenfreude anyway. I also wonder how the millions of GRFs and the billions of other high-tech expensive pieces of equipment in Netrail's large network Mr Stratton often commented upon are coping right now. One final extract, from <[email protected]> posted to NANOG during the recent backhoe season: "Ya, we are going to kill worldcom for this [outage caused by a fibre-cut]". No tickee, no complainee? The moral of this story: bad things happen to everyone. But when it happens to braggarts who seem to specialize in doing things better than people who are trying their best, it's terribly, terribly cool. --:) Take note, please, Mr Fleming (inventor and super genius). Sean.