Netrail woes (was Re: Atlanta-NAP down (fwd))

Alex Rubenstein alex at
Mon Aug 25 19:28:16 UTC 1997

According to the folk who answered over there, they are saying that
'Worldcom is done, and it should be resolved within an hour.'

Also, it only appears that thier primary DNS is down, but secondary is OK:

traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 7 (  20.514 ms  27.583 ms  27.301 ms
 8 (  46.077 ms  40.92 ms  40.871 ms
 9 (  39.081 ms  63.107 ms  66.406 ms
10 (  38.71 ms  33.085 ms  26.207 ms

>> The Atlanta NAP ( run by Nathan Stratton) is down,
>> probably for good.  We're a customer (luckily a multihomed one!), and
>> the word is WORLDCOM pulled all their circuits due to debts.  So all the
>> mailing lists and stuff will be down too.

>You know, although I do feel bad for Netrail and its
>customers, I did read this with a keen appreciation for
>the irony, given Mr Stratton's public comments about how
>badly BBN's power system was misdesigned for allowing them
>to take multi-hour outages, particularly in light of the
>fact that the outage in question was beyond BBN's
>immediate ability to fix, and not BBN's fault.
>It didn't have the personal tastiness of Mr Bass's
>unfortunate encounter with bad weather a year or so ago,
>but frankly, I can't help but engage in schadenfreude
>I also wonder how the millions of GRFs and the billions of other
>high-tech expensive pieces of equipment in Netrail's large
>network Mr Stratton often commented upon are coping right
>One final extract, from
<Pine.BSF.3.95q.970716143738.3017A-100000 at>
>posted to NANOG during the recent backhoe season: "Ya, we
>are going to kill worldcom for this [outage caused by a
>fibre-cut]".  No tickee, no complainee?
>The moral of this story: bad things happen to everyone.
>But when it happens to braggarts who seem to specialize in
>doing things better than people who are trying their best,
>it's terribly, terribly cool.  --:)


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