Internet Y2K and Europe, South America, and Middle East

Alex P. Rudnev alex at
Tue Dec 21 07:54:59 UTC 1999

What do you want to monitor? real time problems are not supposed to appear,
billing and accounting problems are not monitored at all. Why so many people
aware unexisting problems (some computer refuse to work due to Y2K - let me
smile for a 10 minutes hearing this - and so few people really understand Y2K
problems (billing systems, accounting systems, daily-log-analysing systems, and
so on). But this means that real Y2K problems appear approximateky 3 - 10 of
january, not at 12:00 31-December.

And this means all this ISP monitoring is useless, you'll monitor not more than
people's paranoia about Y2K and will not monitor any real problems.

On 20 Dec 1999, Sean Donelan wrote:

> Date: 20 Dec 1999 14:49:15 -0800
> From: Sean Donelan <sean at>
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Internet Y2K and Europe, South America, and Middle East
> Is anyone aware of any regional joint ISP monitoring and communication
> efforts over New Year's for European, South American and Middle East ISPs?
> Or are most ISPs in those areas relying on a US-based backbone provider
> to keep them informed?
> North America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand seem to have a plethora of
> groups.

Aleksei Roudnev,
(+1 415) 585-3489 /San Francisco CA/

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