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Re: Which had more impact on the net?
--- Sean Donelan <[email protected]> wrote: > > Which had more impact on the the net? > > 1. Destruction in New York City Sept 11 and following days > 2. Nimda virus/worm on Sept Sept 18 and following days > 3. Multiple fiber cuts on Sept 26 > According to certain NANOG members, Nick Catalano. ;) I would have to vote for Nimda. Clearly it has raged hell on a lot of equipment that wasn't prepared for those kinds of loads. I think the biggest impact was felt at the residential provider level (cable/DSL providers). I did speak with an intelligent engineer from AT&T Broadband (yes they do exist) today about the routing problem I was seeing. He mentioned that they are developing a system to de-provision customers whose home/business computers are wrecking havoc. To date the problem hasn't been taking the customer off line, but rather a CSR in a distant city reactivating accounts withing hours after they had been deactivated. This new system will deactivate the account and only allow specific action (patch downloads) once the customer calls to find out why their account was disengaged. Further action would be required to get the customer back into service. I think this is a very good step forward for a Cable provider, especially one as large as AT&T BB. -Jim P. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Listen to your Yahoo! Mail messages from any phone. http://phone.yahoo.com