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Re: BT monopoly causes widespread network failure
At 06:19 PM 11/21/2001 -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
Yes. But I'm more interested in how a provider manages to wipe out their entire national network. That takes talent. I'm sure BT has some clever network engineers, and they could have done it to themselves. On the other hand, BT uses the exact same equipment as US providers and other providers around the world. Is there some latent defect in the vendor gear we all use?
Or arrogance. There seem to be a lot of allegedly clueful service providers out there that have single points of failure, lack of genetic diversity, insufficient resources assigned to allegedly mission-critical facilities, etc.etc. Notice for example there doesn't seem to be anyone from BT speaking here... I assume, given the usual suspects that graciously ignore the NA in NANOG, that nothing relevant has been posted on UK/European lists...