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Re: off the air

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Tue Apr 27 18:09:25 1999

[email protected] writes:
>You would think that a person working at UUNET might be able
>to find a counterpart at Abovenet and ask directly, rather than
>floating a "ha ha look - Abovenet crashed!" message on the NANOG
>mailing list.

Could be a few different reasons.

   a) Curiousity
   b) Concern it may have a root cause shared by other providers
   c) Lack of notification via formal channels
   d) Spite
   e) All of the above

What's the only thing worse for a network engineer than having his
network crash?  No one noticing it crashed.

I'm really surprised more providers haven't figured out one way to
keep people from posting about their outages is by setting up peering
agreements with NDA's and then keeping the other providers informed
about problems.  Of course if there isn't an NDA or they learn about
the outage from other sources, they are free to inform the world about
the outage.

Oh well, another Sprint exec Gerry Degruiter is going to stop by next
week.  I hope he can tell me why our Sprint line failed last November,
no one else has been willing too.  I'll keep you posted :-)
Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
  Affiliation given for identification not representation