Faster 'Net growth rate raises fears about routers

Travis Pugh tpugh at
Thu Apr 5 11:52:47 UTC 2001

On 4 Apr 2001, Sean Donelan wrote:

> On Tue, 03 April 2001, RJ Atkinson wrote:
> > At 18:35 03/04/01, Jesper Skriver wrote:
> >
> > >Don't know how the world looks like in the US, but here a SDH/Sonet
> > >provider will never guarentee diversity of his/her circuit to that of a different provider,
> >
> >         Interesting, though they do guarantee that to NATO
> > circuits.  smd, are you able to get diverse local paths over there ?
> NATO doesn't get guaranteed diverse circuits.  However, during an emergency,
> NATO does get first dibs on any circuit still working.  So, if you have
> diverse circuits, and one goes down, its possible your other circuit will
> be pre-empted if it is the only way to restore the NATO circuit.

Nice.  Try explaining that in a customer outage notification:

"On Monday, June 11, at 9:30 am GMT, providernet suffered complete failure
of both circuits from London to Paris.  One line failed due to a fiber
cut, and NATO stole the other.  Network engineers, international
terrorists, and Slobodan Milosevic are currently working to restore

Is it Friday yet?



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