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Re: GBLX congestion in Dallas area

  • From: Michael.Dillon
  • Date: Wed Jun 08 05:19:40 2005

> My concern would be that by openly encouraging people to send in more 
> reports of or inquiries about outages, we are going to see a lot more 
> noise from unqualified folks wanting to "be cool". I personally don't 
> to hear about it every time someone wants to vendor bash ("@#$%^&ing GX 
> down again and their customer support sucks"), every time a T1 in 
> Bumblescum Nowhere goes down, or otherwise completely useless posts 
> anyone see anything funky on level 3 on the east coast yesterday?").

Perhaps the best way to deal with that problem is to wait and
see if it actually happens. In the past NANOG has carried a lot
of these outage reports during a time when the net was less 
reliable than it is today. It didn't overwhelm the list back then.
I would assume that because of the level of effort that operators
put into having resilient networks, there would not be a huge
amount of these outage reports because most real outages will
remain invisible to customers.

--Michael Dillon