[Outages-discussion] Recent outage in Australia affecting Telstra
jra at baylink.com
Fri Feb 24 15:46:54 UTC 2012
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> From: "Gert Doering" <gert at greenie.muc.de>
> > One of Telstra's downstream customers, a smaller ISP called Dodo,
> > accidentally announced the global table to Telstra (or perhaps a very
> > large portion of it.) Enough of it to cause major disruption.
> This is good. There is a chance that Telstra will learn from it, and
> do proper customer-facing filters now.
> OTOH, there also is a chance that Telstra lawyers will just sue the
> customer, and not change anything...
Perhaps. I am not familiar with Australian jurisprudence, but the US there
is the doctrine of Last Clear Chance... and the work necessary on Telstra's
part to avoid this problem is a) well known, b) arguably considered best
practice for a company in their field, and c) not disproportionately
onorous for them to have undertaken...
so even if they sue, it's not at all a clear cut case for them to "win".
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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