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Re: Who are you gonna call?
Don't forget OFF-SITE backups in a Fire-Safe Facility of these important paper/magnetic/electronic (palm pilot, mag tape, optical storage,...) informations. At 05:16 PM 6/29/99 -0500, Sean Donelan wrote: > >>Seriously, though, there comes a point when you have to just trust in >>something. The chances of one's phone and palm both going out at the same >>time are fairly remote, I would expect. > >Yes, paper has a 451F temperature problem, and palm pilots and cellphones >have an EMP problem (not to mention a battery recharger problem). But my >question wasn't about remembering the numbers. Assume some really experienced >people are doing this stuff and will make sure the numbers are there and >the message goes through, no matter what. Even if they have to send a >messenger on foot to relay the messages like the Roman Empire. I know >its difficult for engineers, but ignore the people behind the curtain. > >Who would you want to be able to call to bootstrap the system back up? > >Would you call CERT/CC? Or since they don't actually fix anything, is that >a wasted call? > >Would you call Microsoft? Or since nothing critical on the Internet depends >on their products, is that a wasted call? > >Nortan or Symantec? How about IANA/ICANN? CNN or AOL to say stay off the >infobahn, accident and workers in the road ahead? > >Or instead of corporations, would you rather individuals be on the list? > >Is there any consensus, rough or otherwise, of Internet-specific resources >the network operations community would like to have access? Ask now. >-- >Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO > Affiliation given for identification not representation > --- Alan Spicer (NIC Handle: AGS14) Systems Administration - Tech Support www.eBIZnet.com,inc. Free Sites Gateway: http://www.websgreatesthits.com/greaturls/gateway.html