Westnet and Utah outage
J.Hayward at utexas.edu
Wed Nov 22 18:53:27 UTC 1995
Gordon Cook writes:
COOK: your suggestion scott not mine....... If I remember correctly on
my one previous querry 6 weeks ago, the problem seemed to be more MCI's
than sprints. I am in the midst of writing a long cover story on how
backbones are responding to internet growth pressure and when something
breaks I am interest in understanding what happened.
Why would this be a backbone issue? It sounds to me like Westnet
relies on a single connection from its NSP, and that this failed for
some period of time. Any single component, be it circuit, router,
etc. *will fail*. If a regional depends on a single point of failure
the outcome is inevitable.
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