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Re: Cablevision/OptimumOnline Long Island - massive outage

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun Sep 03 22:05:05 2000

On Sun, 03 September 2000, Kai Schlichting wrote:
> What could bring down such a large cable system in parts and repeatedly
> for many hours at a time is beyond me: one of my SSH sessions just

In my experience, its usually a combination of operator error and hardware
problems.  I've accidently killed a network for 8+ hours.  Its amazing how
a system can appear to be very stable, and then become irrecoverable after
an apparently insignificant change.