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Re: MCI WorldCom fiber cut in White Plains, NY

  • From: Jesper Skriver
  • Date: Mon Oct 11 03:22:35 1999

On Sat, Oct 09, 1999 at 11:42:28AM -0700, Paul A Vixie wrote:
> [email protected] (Scott Drassinower) writes:
> > MCI WorldCom has a fiber cut in White Plains, NY, as of 0902 EDT this
> > morning.  MFS service seems to be decimated, although the Brooks network
> > is totally intact.
> why pay the complexity and cost overhead of SONET if you're not building rings?

In a IP backbone, we prefer to have 2 diverse path's to IP use, than one
with protection, this gives a better overall utilisation, and more
control of what happends.


Jesper Skriver (JS4261-RIPE), Network manager      
Tele Danmark DataNet, IP section (AS3292)

One Unix to rule them all, One Resolver to find them,
One IP to bring them all and in the zone to bind them.