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Re: Military asking to ISPs to shut down equipment?

  • From: Leo Bicknell
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 10:00:21 2001

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 01:38:48PM +0000, Seth M. Kusiak wrote:
> We just received a call from our ISP that they were contacted by Quest 
> Communications who is a major National ISP who in tern was contacted by the 
> Military and were asked to shut down a lot of their equipment connecting 
> clients to the Internet so that there would be more bandwidth. Other ISP 
> supposedly received the same call. 

I can't speak for Qwest, but over here there is no network issue.
There was a brief surge of traffic tuesday morning right after the
event as people flocked to news outlets, but by tuesday afternoon
traffic was at normal levels, and has been ever since.  As of now
we have lots of headroom, and our network is intact, and from what
I see of other providers that's pretty much true across the board.

There seems to be a lot of FUD out lately.

Leo Bicknell - [email protected]
Systems Engineer - Internetworking Engineer - CCIE 3440
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