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Re: Points of Failure (was Re: National infrastructure asset)
On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Bob Bownes wrote: > But there was a point in time when taking out a certain parking garage > in Va could have caused us a very great deal of difficulty. But I'd say > we are past that, for the most part. Are we? When 25 Broadway failed, approximately 1% of the global Internet routing table also disappeared. Which I would guess qualifies it as a "major" hub. Verizon still has 100,000 lines out of service, and only now begun to restore service to "small" businesses. A couple of years ago a fiber cut in Ohio disrupted about 20% of the Internet routing table.