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Re: Followup British Telecom outage reason
> > > BT is telling ISPs the reason for the multi-hour outage was > a software bug in the interface cards used in BT's core network. > BT installed a new version of the software. When that didn't fix > the problem, they fell back to a previous version of the software. > > BT didn't identify the vendor, but BT is identified as a "Cisco Powered > Network(tm)." Non-BT folks believe the problem was with GSR interface > cards. I can't independently confirm it. > I'd be surprised if it was the GSR, and in anycase that doesn't absolve anyone. If it was a software issue- why wasn't the software properly tested? Why was such a critical upgrade rolled out across the entire network at the same time? It doesn't add up. Neil.