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Re: UUNET outage in Palo Alto

  • From: Danny McPherson
  • Date: Wed May 10 00:49:41 2000

While I certainly understand your point John, I definitely
understand Susan's.

This leads back to the discussion a few weeks ago regarding
"damage control" and the like.  Think about it.  If [foo]
posted and said [insert_company_here] sucks but [company]
had no idea who foo was, or why they were telling a few
thousand potential customers that they sucked, well, I can 
understand [company] having a problem with that.  Especially 
if [email protected] was actually a competietor, or for some 
reason they believed foo may be.

I could even understand [company] telling the Merit folks 
that they had a real problem with it, and strongly suggesting 
they see that it doesn't happen again.

I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, just sharing an 


> Some of us don't have the luxury of living under the veil of academia and
> as such, use "alternate" email accounts when posting information that
> while ON-TOPIC and of OPERATIONAL use, may cause significant political
> fallout.
> It might not fit the AUP.  So be it.  It was significantly above the
> typical S:N ratio for the list and as such, I believe that YOU are out of
> line in chastising the individual in question.
> If you don't like my particular opinion on the subject, please take it up
> with those in my company who have the powers to make my job go away.