Internet outages

Dalvenjah FoxFire dalvenjah at
Tue Jun 17 06:06:31 UTC 1997

Pete Bowden put this into my mailbox:
> I think it's a great idea, the DAL list contains alot of non-routing
> related outage information -- it appears to be extremely dal-centric,
> talking about hosts which are down which serve specific applications --
> however, it does have the sprintlink outage information.
> Do you think DAL would want to have added alot of other OUTAGE reports
> which don't effect them?

I've been watching that, and lately it seems that the DALnet-centric
traffic has far outweighed the Sprint/other net traffic. What I'm
going to do is split it into two lists; the main 'outage at' list
will remain general internet backbone style outage-centric,
and I'm going to create another list for DALnet outages.

I'll post more info to outage at likely by Tues. or Wed. afternoon
(as well as here, if people want), basically as soon as I get a chance to
set the list up on a connection faster than my current one.

> I think it would be good if Stan used and setup an outage list which could
> have reports which were of interest beyond those interesting to DAL.

Actually - if Stan has better luck than I at getting providers to direct
outage notices to his list, I'd be perfectly willing to defer to him or to 
subscribe outage at to his list, or whatever seems appropriate.

All that really matters is that we try and have someplace where backbone-types
can post notice of problems so that people are aware of them and can offer an
informed answer to people and perhaps do better at working around a problem
or solving it.

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