Followup British Telecom outage reason

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Mon Nov 26 11:17:34 UTC 2001

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001 04:47:24 EST, Christian Kuhtz <christian at>  said:

> .. which is certainly true until small $NEW_ROUTER_VENDOR IPO'ed or
> otherwise grew into not-so-small $NEW_ROUTER_VENDOR, as we have all
> witnessed on numerous occasions.   At which point, they're all the same
> again.  You only gain an advantage for a limited amount of time.  There are
> costs attributed to this as well which need to be realized.

"The parting on the left.... is now the parting on the right... 
and the beards have all grown longer overnight" 
	-- Pete Townsend, "Wont get fooled again"

And yes, router design *is* politics, not engineering.
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