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History: lengthy outages
On Wed, 24 January 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Somebody bitched a router config, and it took 22.5 hours to figure it out? > That's the sort of goof you might expect from a mom and pop ISP with a > hundred customers and virtually no IP clue. I'll be shocked if multiple > people (at multiple levels) aren't fired over this. Screwing up happens. > Taking this long to figure out what you (or even for others to figure out > what someone else) screwed up is just absolutely unbelievable. That's a bit unfair. There have been a number of lengthy outages. AS7007 router configuration problem: April 25 1997 lasted 2 hours AOL (ANS router configuration problem): Aug 7 1996 lasted 19 hours ATT frame-relay switch errors: April 13, 14 1998 lasted 26 hours BBN standard power failure: October 11, 1996 lasted about 12 hours(off and on) NETCOM router configuration error: June 20 1996 lasted 13 hours Sprint database problems: September 3 1996 lasted 5 hours NSI root server corruption (operational error): July 16 1997 lasted 4 hours PacBell configuration problems: January 30-31 1997 lasted 48 hours UUNET frame-relay problems: July 1 1997 lasted over 24 hours UUNET cisco/bay router problems: November 7 1997 lasted 5 hours Worldcom frame-relay switch errors: August 1999 lasted 9-10 days If I skipped your favorite provider, have no fear. More than likely they've also had (or will have) a lengthy outage at one time or another. One interesting thing I found was providers seem to have substantial outages shortly after announcing "100% Uptime." But somehow the net continues to stumble forward.