[Outages-discussion] Recent outage in Australia affecting Telstra
skeeve at eintellego.net
Wed Feb 29 06:15:09 UTC 2012
I would probably suggest that there wouldn't be any.
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On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 06:01, Gary Buckmaster <
gary.buckmaster at digitalpacific.com.au> wrote:
> On 2/25/2012 2:46 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> 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
> > is the doctrine of Last Clear Chance... and the work necessary on
> > 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".
> > Cheers,
> > -- jra
> >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_clear_chance
> Being a relatively recent immigrant to Australia from the US, I can say
> that, although I have no background in Australian legal shenanigans,
> they aren't quite the litigious bastards we Americans tend to be.
> Most of the commentary on AUSNOG tended towards "that was foolish,
> hopefully they learn from that". I suspect the chances of there being
> any legal fallout from this are slim.
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