Mars lander (Re: How to achieve application reliability)

brett watson bwatson at
Mon Dec 6 16:00:17 UTC 1999

> How can you be so sure the hosts you were hitting with pings and
> traceroutes were the same hosts? It's quite possible smoke and mirrors
> were in between (smoke: web directors answering the pings... mirrors:
> anycast addressing with policy routing).
> It's getting pretty wierd to debug IP these days...

sure, i was admittedly making some blind assumptions.  i didn't check
any dns entries.  then again we've all seen a few other "media events"
fall over and die because folks haven't done the server/os/app side
very well.


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