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RE: ATM failure - No the other kind of ATM

  • From: Chris Boyd
  • Date: Wed Sep 05 16:24:54 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Sean Donelan [SMTP:[email protected]]
> Sent:	Wednesday, September 05, 2001 3:11 PM
> To:	[email protected]
> Subject:	ATM failure - No the other kind of ATM
> Since there is very little "unique" network equipment in
> the world now, just about everyone buys equipment from the
> same vendors.  So the question is, Can we learn anything from
> Citibank's experience.  Is there anything about their continuing
> problems which may be used to improve general network reliability?
> I tried to find out some information from Citibank's web site
> about the issue, but I didn't see anything.
	[]  In my experience, banking ATM networks tend to use pretty odd
equipment.  Most ATM networks tend to be leased lines or use FRADs that
speak the teller machine lingo.  Some banks use boxes that encapsulate the
protocol in TCP, so I guess that a failure there could be a big problem.