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Re: Transformer takes out datacenter (Reno, NV)?

  • From: Bruce Robertson
  • Date: Wed Jul 30 13:54:48 2003

Actually, most of the data center was working just fine.  Advanced Telcom
Group was up and running (probably on battery), and MCI/Worldcom stayed
up as well.  We have a T3 going through that building to Worldcom, and it
stayed up all night.  A couple of the smaller ISPs were off the air all
night, though.

Power was indeed off to the entire building, and ATGs generator was involved
in the explosion, so kudos to ATG and Worldcom for having enough batteries
to last the night.

> After being informed that my website was unreachable from
> a few people, I verified that I couldn't query the DNS
> servers for it.  I waited a few hours and they still didn't
> respond.  A call to my domain registrar (who runs the DNS)
> was answered by an machine.  A call to the home of the DNS
> admin was answered.  He said that apparently a transformer
> had blown up in or near a datacenter near Reno and, basically,
> that nothing was working.  AFAICT, the datacenter itself had
> no connectivity to the Internet at large and everything there
> was inaccessible.  He said he'd heard three different times
> that things were supposed to be fixed:  Midnight, 2am, and
> 6am (GMT-8).
> Does anybody have any more (detailed) information on this?
> Thanks,
> j.
> -- 
> Jeremy L. Gaddis   <[email protected]>

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