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Re: Network Operations Luminaries?

  • From: Joel Baker
  • Date: Mon Dec 10 12:21:20 2001

On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 10:21:55AM -0500, [email protected] wrote:
> > Jeff "Ampersand" Rizzo. For teaching us all just *why* it is that you don't
> > want to redistribute BGP into your IGP. Or so goes the tale relayed to me.
> > While I worked at the relevant company at the relevant time, I didn't work
> > with the network there until a year or two later.
> I thought it was the op of 7007 that did that?

I don't have a timeline to know which happened first; 2551 was down, or at
least the majority of it was, for something on the order of 48-72 hours.
The rendition I heard assigned the moniker because one of the major news
outlets said that the mistake which triggered it was "like a misplaced
ampersand". It was certainly the one on the wall beside his legacy Chevy's
Joel Baker                           System Administrator -
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