Famous operational issues

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Fri Feb 19 04:47:48 UTC 2021

On 2/19/21 00:37, Warren Kumari wrote:

> 5: Another one. In the early 2000s I was working for a dot-com boom 
> company. We are building out our first datacenter, and I'm installing 
> a pair of Cisco 7206s in 811 10th Ave. These will run basically the 
> entire company, we have some transit, we have some peering to 
> configure, we have an AS, etc. I'm going to be configuring all of 
> this; clearly I'm a router-god...
> Anyway, while I'm getting things configured, this janitor comes past, 
> wheeling a garbage bin. He stops outside the cage and says "Whatcha 
> doin'?". I go into this long explanation of how these "routers" 
> <point> will connect to "the Internet" <wave hands in a big circle> to 
> allow my "servers" <gesture at big black boxes with blinking lights> 
> to talk to other "computers" <typing motion> on "the Internet" <again 
> with the waving of the hands>. He pauses for a second, and says "'K. 
> So, you doing a full iBGP mesh, or confeds?". I really hadn't intended 
> to be a condescending ass, but I think of that every time I realize I 
> might be assuming something about someone based on thier attire/job/etc.

:-), cute.

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