Issues with Gmail

AMuse nanog-amuse at
Tue Sep 1 20:56:50 UTC 2009

As a government-employed computer security guy who has never owned or 
worn a suit OR tie, I feel entitled to ask...   WTF?

Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 01/09/2009 21:01, Jim Wininger wrote:
>> Anyone else seeing issues with gmail?
> Down, definitely down.  Call the White House!
> It should be clear that the root cause here is a lack of regulation, 
> so could someone phone Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) _urgently_ and 
> advise him that the only way to stop problems like this happening in 
> future is to ensure that the government has a firm grip of the 
> steering wheel at all these web2.0 companies.  Also, rather than 
> letting these trendy, fashionable Googlers attempt to fix critical 
> systems like gmail, that real service problems like this ought to be 
> fixed by accredited cyber security professionals, preferably ones 
> which can demonstrate their computing ability by wearing a suit and tie.
> If we've learned anything in the telecommunications world, it's that 
> if any organisation can respond quickly to a problem and deal with it 
> efficiently and effectively, it's a Government.
> Nick

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