Network Operations Luminaries?
clay at bloomcounty.org
Mon Dec 10 19:15:25 UTC 2001
On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 10:18:48AM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:
> I don't have a timeline to know which happened first; 2551 was down, or at
> least the majority of it was, for something on the order of 48-72 hours.
> The rendition I heard assigned the moniker because one of the major news
> outlets said that the mistake which triggered it was "like a misplaced
> ampersand". It was certainly the one on the wall beside his legacy Chevy's
My oh my, how the versions differ.
As was recounted to me, the outage was about 19 hours, and was due to
the semantics of Cisco config mode. Something like:
router ospf 1234
redistribute bgp subnets route-map blah
(everything fine, now let's turn it off...)
no redistribute bgp subnets route-map blah
So tell me, does this turn off the redistribution, or just remove the
And this is certainly worth remembering. Had I not known of this, I
could likely have made the same mistake at some point.
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