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Re: multi-homing fixed

  • From: Peter Francis
  • Date: Tue Aug 28 13:50:17 2001

At 10:38 AM -0700 8/28/01, Rachel Warren wrote:
> > > A bomb threat is definately something to worry about, though.
>> Once upon a time, while talking with a customer about a particular LA
>> datacenter's fault tolerant features (you know, generators, UPS, HVAC,
>> diverse fiber entrances, etc...), they very calmly asked me what
>> procedures we had in place in the event that a major earthquake struck
>> the southland and dropped LA into the ocean or otherwise put the city
>> underwater. I told them very bluntly that if an earthquake of that
>> magnitude were to hit LA, I would *not* be overly concerned with their
>> servers/circuit/etc., assuming I was still breathing. They were quite
>> taken aback. ;)
>I guess I should have been more clear.  I'm not talking about nuclear bombs.
>I was talking about regular explosives (for lack of better wording) - pipe
>bombs and the latter.  The type of quake you are talking about is up in the
>nuclear-bomb stratosphere, and that's not something that would keep me up
>at night worrying.
>Plus, I live on the east coast.  We don't have to worry about these
>things called earthquakes for the most part.  ;-)

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