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RE: Converged Networks Threat (Was: Level3 Outage)

  • From: Erik Haagsman
  • Date: Wed Feb 25 14:44:11 2004

On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 20:16, Bora Akyol wrote:
> This train of thought works well for only accidental failures,
> unfortunately
> if you have an adversary that is bent on disturbing communications
> and damaging the critical infrastructure of a country, physical faith
> sharing 
> makes things less robust than they need to be. By the way, no
> disagreement
> from me on any of the points you make. Keeping it simple and robust is
> definitely
> a good first step. Having diverse paths in the fiber infrastructure is
> also necessary.

I don't think faith sharing prevents us from having diverse paths, since
this is where redundancy comes in. Even if all services run over the
same fibre paths, there isn't any problem as long as there's a
sufficient number of alternative paths in case any of the paths goe


Erik Haagsman
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