Famous operational issues

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Feb 18 02:20:05 UTC 2021

Stolen isn’t nearly as exciting as what happens when your (used) 6509 arrives and
gets installed and operational before anyone realizes that the conductive packing
peanuts that it was packed in have managed to work their way into various midplane
connectors. Several hours later someone notices that the box is quite literally
smoldering in the colo and the resulting combination of panic, fire drill, and
management antics that ensue.


> On Feb 16, 2021, at 2:08 PM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:
> I was thinking about how we need a war stories nanog track. My favorite was being on call when the router was stolen. 
> Sent from my TI-99/4a
>> On Feb 16, 2021, at 2:40 PM, John Kristoff <jtk at dataplane.org> wrote:
>> Friends,
>> I'd like to start a thread about the most famous and widespread Internet
>> operational issues, outages or implementation incompatibilities you
>> have seen.
>> Which examples would make up your top three?
>> To get things started, I'd suggest the AS 7007 event is perhaps  the
>> most notorious and likely to top many lists including mine.  So if
>> that is one for you I'm asking for just two more.
>> I'm particularly interested in this as the first step in developing a
>> future NANOG session.  I'd be particularly interested in any issues
>> that also identify key individuals that might still be around and
>> interested in participating in a retrospective.  I already have someone
>> that is willing to talk about AS 7007, which shouldn't be hard to guess
>> who.
>> Thanks in advance for your suggestions,
>> John

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