Verio taking twitter down during Iran Election Riots?

Marshall Eubanks tme at
Tue Jun 16 15:55:10 UTC 2009

On Jun 16, 2009, at 10:48 AM, Jack Bates wrote:

> Erik Fichtner wrote:
>> And yet, all upgrades can be postponed with the right... motivation.
> Hmmm, you do know that motivation may have strictly been, "Your  
> maintenance corresponds with a major event, can you put it off for a  
> day?"
> The maintenance in question has obviously been marked critical by  
> NTTA with what appears to be short notification and limiting the  
> delay to a minimum. They may have been unaware of the event and its  
> importance to their customers.
> I'm more curious about what maintenance they are actually  
> performing. I know they run mixed Cisco/Juniper, and all their  
> Junipers should be able to handle in service upgrades. Of course,  
> even switching hits of an upgrade warrants setting a maintenance  
> window and notification due to Murphy.

Tehran is currently UTC/GMT +4:30 hours. The current downtime is for  
2:00 PM Pacific, or 1:30 AM in
Tehran. That seems to be unfortunately still "prime time" for the  
nightly demonstrations, one of which is
going on now.

If the idea is to avoid such collisions, 5:00 PM or even 6:00 PM PDT  
would probably be better.


> Jack

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