cost of misconfigurations

Diogo Montagner diogo.montagner at
Thu Aug 2 00:08:56 UTC 2012

Hi Murat,

I never saw any literature about this topic. But I think it is not too
difficult to calculate (or estimate).

A misconfiguration will, at least, impact on two points: network
outage and re-work. For the network outage, you have to use the SLAs
to calculate the cost (how much you lost from the customers' revenue)
due to that outage. On the other hand, there is the time efforts spent
to fix the misconfiguration. Under the fix, it could be removing the
misconfig and applying a new one correct. Or just fixing the misconfig
targeting the correct config. This re-work will translate in time, and
time can be translated in money spent.


On 8/2/12, Murat Yuksel <yuksem at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am looking for literature on the (monetary) costs of misconfigurations in
> an operational ISP network. Are there any such studies I can benefit from?
> In a larger context, are there any thorough studies exploring the cost of
> building and running a large ISP network?
> Best,
> -Murat
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./diogo -montagner

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