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RE: Qwest yesterday?

  • From: Travis Pugh
  • Date: Tue Dec 19 12:35:40 2000

May be unrelated, but our latency on an OC3C from NYC to London doubled
yesterday, then went back to normal today ... seems like they must have
re-routed the circut to a much longer path than it takes normally.


On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Ralph Forsythe wrote:

> Their usual excuse is a fiber cut somewhere, but they didn't even give me
> that this time!  The thing is, my CSU was green so I know the physical
> circuit integrity was there.  I'd think it was a bad route, but it didn't
> seem to propogate far enough to be that (my Qwest DSL worked fine, and
> other parts of their network were ok), so I'm leaning towards catastrophic
> router failure, though I can't imagine why it wouldn't have gone to
> backup.  Surely Qwest has redundancy... ???
> - Ralph Forsythe
> [email protected]
> At 09:06 AM 12/19/00 -0800, you wrote:
> >It has been my experience that the last mile in the mile high city is the
> >worst last mile ever.  Qwest and USWest have had multiple outages for our
> >T1 in Denver, but we never are given a very good RFO. (reason for
> >outage)  the best we have been told is that on separate instances we lost
> >a load coil, redundant sonnet rings for the city, a repeater and a bad CSU
> >chassis.  Our ISP is concentric, but I think the physical lines in Denver
> >are the problem.  Good luck!
> >
> >Ciao!
> >
> >Andrew Lewis
> >Newport Beach, California
> >