Sprint broken bad at MAE-West?

Donn Lasher dlasher at owt.com
Wed Jul 15 21:29:13 UTC 1998

> 6  sl-bb21-ana-0-3.sprintlink.net (  2.843 ms  2.281 ms
>3.05 ms
> 7  sl-bb10-sj-0-0.sprintlink.net (  10.531 ms  11.275 ms
> 8  sl-bb1-sj-0-0-0.sprintlink.net (  11.816 ms  11.561 ms
>11.007 m
> 9  sl-w2-mae-0-1-0.sprintlink.net (  1893.24 ms  1759.43 ms

Called Sprint's NOC (Helpful, as always 1-800-232-6895) about 11am PST, and
the tech I talked to was monitoring one of the four  FDDI connects they
have to MAEW. This comment was "Wow, the 5 min traffic for this link(T3)
was 71 meg. I think that pipe is a little busy" My comment "Man you guys
should get some compression on that line, what a slow T3!" He laughed. (No
need for a Tx primer, it was a joke..)

Since there was no offical "outage" they haven't informed their customers.

I would attribute this to one of two things:

1. One of the pipes died, therefore all traffic is being carried over the
other 3(?!)
2. Rush Limbaugh mentioned an interesting web site this morning, and
they've been flooded ever since.

I'll leave it up to you to figure out which one it is.


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