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RE: Horrible world trade center crash, traffic effect

  • From: Daniel Golding
  • Date: Tue Sep 11 13:29:25 2001

The problem seems to be site limiting, rather than network limiting. i.e.,
news sites are being overloaded, which is causing slow or no response to
http queries due to either server overload (my guess) or news site transit
link overload (also possible). This is what seems to be causing lacking of
response to news sites, instead of generalized network or peering

It doesn't help that it looks like CNN decided to turn off the "akamization"
of their content. This had the immediate effect of helping them get the news
up on their site faster, but the lack of Flash Crowd protection really hurt
them in the long run.

It is definately a Flash Crowd day. :(

- Daniel Golding

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
deeann mikula
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 10:22 AM
To: Charles Sprickman
Cc: Avi Freedman; [email protected]
Subject: Re: Horrible world trade center crash, traffic effect

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Charles Sprickman wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Avi Freedman wrote:
> > FYI, 2 planes crashed into the world trade center.
> > Sounds like on purpose.
> > Not to be ghoulish, but the traffic impact is looking to be fairly large
> > on the 'net (and on the PSTN in the NYC area).

few people (in pgh, PA) that i have been talking to on irc have
reported ./'d news sites everywhere.  (,,,
etc.)  my office has been relegated am radio, which is pretty pathetic
for an ISP.

pretty poor performance for a network orginally designed to faciliate
communication in just such circumstances.  i hope that military and
federal communication is faring better than the commercial sites.

> All VHF TV stations except for CBS 2 are off the air, many radio stations
> are off the air, and it's largely impossible to get a call in.  All

i assume that in nyc or dc only.  we are listening to AM radio just

deeann m.m. mikula

director of operations
telerama public access internet