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Re: Who wants to be in charge of the Internet today?

  • From: ennova2005-nanog
  • Date: Fri Jun 23 14:24:57 2006
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Now we are all allowed the occasional fun at the management lacking a clue - but come on.

The users have an expectation that their "access to the Internet" works like a utility. When you say the "power is shut off" you don't expect to expand on whether the power grid in your state had a cascading failure but people on the other coast still have power and when your "water supply is shut off" does not mean that all the people in the world can't get a drop.

It just means that her "Internet is off" and as far as she is concerned the whole Internet/Power/Water supply might as well be "off"


768 OC-192s worth of Internet traffic can indeed be  carried on a single DS1 if the "Internet is off " :-)

----- Original Message ----
From: Peter Ferrigan <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 7:04:18 AM
Subject: Re: Who wants to be in charge of the Internet today?

At one of my old jobs, my boss honestly believed that we had a 'switch'
that turned the entire internet off or on.  When she was having problems
accessing her shopping sites, she'd storm in the office and say something
like 'did you guys turn the the internet off again?'  <sigh>

Then again, this is the same person that tried to tell me that 768 OC-192s
are carried on a single DS1..

- Peter

On Fri, 23 Jun 2006, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

> On Jun 23, 2006, at 12:45 AM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> I shudder to think what would happen under large scale attack if one of the
> CEOs in that room had "responsibility" for the correct functioning of the
> "Internet".
> This definitely falls into the "Just Doesn't Get It" category.
> --
> patrick