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Down under NANOG: Telstra problems and root servers
In addition the the previously reported cable cut, several folks have written about a fire at an electrical substation cut power for much of eastern Sydney, the location of a major Telstra server facility. As far as I can tell, the fire had little affect on Telstra's servers because backup generators were in place. Although Telstra is the dominant ISP (and telephone company) in Australia, there are other ISPs using other facilities which were not affected by the cable cut. So, if a root server was placed in Australia, to whom's network should it be attached. Would OPTUS and Telstra cooperate and jointly provide connectivity and diversity? Or is the most connected place in the asia-pacific region still the west coast of the US?