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Re: UUNet?

  • From: Jeff Haas
  • Date: Fri May 26 17:15:46 2000

On Fri, May 26, 2000 at 03:53:13PM -0400, Steve Kann wrote:
> Now, the question is:  Is there a way to encourage more NSP's to be open
> about what they provide?  It isn't a free market if providers collude to
> keep the information that consumers need to make an educated buying
> decision from them.

Have someone establish the equivalent of a credit-bureau for outages.
When dirty laundry becomes available - even if for a fee -
it comes to their advantage to disclose it all.

A black mark in your records saying "Outage occurred - reported
by 200 ISPs, no explanation given" reads far worse than
"A bug in the roto-rooter 20000 caused the loss of all frame
connections."  "Followup: Bug fixed, problem should not recur."

> -SteveK

Jeffrey Haas - Merit RSng project - [email protected]