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[Fwd: Re: FCC Outage Reports ..(.was Verizon outage in Southern California?)]

  • From: Vicky Rode
  • Date: Fri Oct 21 16:11:13 2005

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Just taking a quick poll to see if nanog community would consider this
a worthwhile effort to pursue?


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Subject: Re: FCC Outage Reports ..(.was Verizon outage in Southern
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 21:26:51 +0300 (EEST)
From: Juuso Lehtinen <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
References: <[email protected]>
<[email protected]> <[email protected]>

On Fri, 21 Oct 2005, Andre Oppermann wrote:
> Here we see again that the secrecy ("to prevent terrorism") of this
> information costs more than having it in the open as the FCC did in
> the past.  The whole terrorism sham was just a convenient excuse to
> prevent outsiders from assessing the quality of the carriers network.

In the field of security engineering, this is something called security
through obscurity. Terrorists are well funded, and they, no doubt, can get
hold on those 'secret' fiber maps if they have interest in them.

> Do I feel better that neither me nor the terrorist know that my "redundant"
> fiber routes are in the same dig?  Or in the same cable even?  We all know
> how reliable the carriers bonus driven sales droid promises are...

Only ones suffering are us...

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juuso lehtinen

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