Re: Using twitter as an outage notification (was =?UTF-8?Q?:=20Fire, =20Power=20loss=20at=20Fisher=20Plaza=20in=20Seattle)?=
tme at americafree.tv
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 swm.pp.se
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