BT monopoly causes widespread network failure
rodney at tillerman.to
Thu Nov 22 00:36:10 UTC 2001
At 06:19 PM 11/21/2001 -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
>Yes. But I'm more interested in how a provider manages to wipe
>out their entire national network. That takes talent.
>I'm sure BT has some clever network engineers, and they could have
>done it to themselves. On the other hand, BT uses the exact same
>equipment as US providers and other providers around the world.
>Is there some latent defect in the vendor gear we all use?
Or arrogance. There seem to be a lot of allegedly clueful service
providers out there that have single points of failure, lack of
genetic diversity, insufficient resources assigned to allegedly
mission-critical facilities, etc.etc.
Notice for example there doesn't seem to be anyone from BT
speaking here... I assume, given the usual suspects that
graciously ignore the NA in NANOG, that nothing relevant has
been posted on UK/European lists...
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