Re: Using twitter as an outage notification (was =?UTF-8?Q?:=20Fire, =20Power=20loss=20at=20Fisher=20Plaza=20in=20Seattle)?=

Marshall Eubanks tme at
Tue Jul 7 20:29:07 UTC 2009

On Jul 7, 2009, at 4:24 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Jul 2009, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
>> In a real crisis, redundancy rules.
> ... and simplicity.
> It's always "fun" when those outages pages rely on sql backends etc,  
> so they're capable of tens or hundreds of users, so they look fine  
> normally. When an outage happens and people really need the  
> information and want it, things stop working.
> I've been advocating a distributed system with static HTML pages  
> being generated and pushed out when things change. Huge load  
> capability, you can put it anycasted at multiple IXes so it's  
> geographically and ISP resiliant, larger ISPs can even request to  
> get their own mirror. Keeping it simple.

This would seem to be ideal for P2P, which is decentralized and has  
proven quite resilient under attack.

> No takers yet though, people seem to have too much confidence in  
> complicated, centralized, nice looking solutions.

Have you talked to the guys at BitTorrent ? I could make introductions  
during the Stockholm IETF if you need them.

> -- 
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

Marshall Eubanks

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