the whole world disappeared?

Dustin Goodwin dustin_goodwin at
Mon Apr 13 22:38:18 UTC 1998

     All AT&T InterSpan North American frame services are down. Our 200 
     site WAN just went dark. No ETA for repair.
     - Dustin -

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Subject: the whole world disappeared?
Author:  Rob M VanHooren <rob at> at sb-entsmtp
Date:    4/13/98 5:21 PM

Anyone have details on AT&T tkt# 841-302-457?
Apparently 75% of all Canada/US cross-border just fell over and died.  
I've got Frame and T's *and* 800/888 voice circuits that just went for a 
nosedive.  Nobody's saying squat.
Anyone with a clue or ETA?  Who dropped a bomb or something?  Is it just 
AT&T?  I tried Sprint and MCI's NOCs; they are both also "experiencing 
heavy call volume" and that might be a clue it's bigger than just one IXC.
And I wanted to go home on time (ie. before midnight).  Sheesh.  I know, I 
know, it's my fault -- I chose this as a career :-))
Anyone with a clue, drop us a note?
PS:  yes, yes, this really should have gone to outage-discuss.  Sorry...
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