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Re: 11/11/00 Internet Routing Problems

  • From: brett watson
  • Date: Mon Nov 13 15:14:04 2000

> On Mon, 13 November 2000, Randy Bush wrote:
> > i gather it was one of those cases of a basic internet rule violation,
> > a senior engineer took a week off.
> The urban legend, the Internet ran best during IETF week when most
> of the engineers were out of the office and not making changes to their
> networks.
> I have no data to back up that statement.

na... at least not dallas ietf in 1995 (i think it was '95).  i
remember ravi sitting in the terminal room with myself and most of the
mci engg. group debugging a 23-day timer bug in is-is :) the network
was pretty much melting down and we were all in dallas.