Cogent Outage

Richard A Steenbergen ras at
Thu Mar 2 23:59:00 UTC 2006

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 06:41:04PM -0500, David Coulson wrote:
> Apparently Cogent had a fiber cut between Santa Clara and Houston which 
> is screwing their network up pretty nicely (I'm seeing 60m of latency 
> between two routers in Chicago).

You mean WCG had a fiber cut, just west of Houston. Santa Clara is 
completely and totally unrelated as a destination, on anyone's network. 
This affects far more than Cogent though.

> Their internal ticket # is 387128.
> Is this the second or third this year for them?


You can't hold longhaul fiber cuts against Cogent directly though. Stuff 
happens. You CAN hold it against them when a single metro cut takes out 
half of a longhaul crosscountry ring though, or when two simultanious cuts 
segment the network into east and west sides of the country. Thats just 
bad planning. :)

Richard A Steenbergen <ras at>
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