Hurricanes redefined!

Michael Dillon michael at
Mon Jul 8 17:52:35 UTC 1996

The official definition of a hurricane is winds in excess of 5 km/hr
for a duration of at least 1 hour. Read all about it at

Now there is a germ of a good idea here. How about defining a standard
terminology for outage events that could be used in a daily Internet
weather report. Something that is a little more representative of reality,
i.e. in a hurricane all human activity pretty well ceases outside of a
small portion of your own home.

This would, of course, require an integrated reporting system whereby all
NSP's report outages, flaps, etc. to a centralised info gathering place
which can then graph them, analyse them, categorize them and pulverise

Michael Dillon                                   ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc.                                 Fax: +1-604-546-3049                             E-mail: michael at

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