Famous operational issues

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Feb 19 11:52:41 UTC 2021

In the case of Exodus when I was working there, it was literally dictated to us by
the fire marshal of the city of Santa Clara (and enough other cities where we had
datacenters to make a universal policy the only sensible choice).

> On Feb 18, 2021, at 1:07 AM, Eric Kuhnke <eric.kuhnke at gmail.com> wrote:
> On that note, I'd be very interested in hearing stories of actual incidents that are the cause of why cardboard boxes are banned in many facilities, due to loose particulate matter getting into the air and setting off very sensitive fire detection systems.
> Or maybe it's more mundane and 99% of the reason is people unpack stuff and don't always clean up properly after themselves.
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 6:21 PM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com <mailto:owen at delong.com>> wrote:
> 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.
> Owen
> > On Feb 16, 2021, at 2:08 PM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net <mailto: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 <mailto: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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