Scheduled outage -- Nationwide no driver license updates this weekend

Jason Leschnik jason at
Sun Feb 26 01:26:57 UTC 2023

Says a lot about the architecture of the application and redundancy. I'd
love to know what the failover looks like in a worst-case scenario

On Sun, 26 Feb 2023 at 10:51, Aaron de Bruyn via NANOG <nanog at>

> If we have downtime, we lose revenue, customers, sleep, etc...
> If the government does it, what are you going to do? Get your license
> somewhere else?
> -A
> On Sat Feb 25, 2023, 11:39 PM GMT, Christopher Morrow
> <morrowc.lists at> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2023 at 6:12 PM Sean Donelan <sean at> wrote:
> Verizon network maintenance will impact access to the “National Driver
> Register,” a system that motor vehicle offices around the country need to
> check before handing out a license.
> Wait, what year is it?
> how is a network maintenance on what seems like a fairly critical system
> going
> to cause a total outage of said system?
> I think we time traveled back to 1990 here...
> All 50 states and D.C. participate in the National Driver Register, a
> database maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
> The register contains information about drivers who have had their driving
> privileges revoked, suspended or denied due to serious traffic violations,
> such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving
> or excessive speeding.
> The scheduled maintenance should be finished by Monday, in case you needed
> to update your driver's license or planned to do some reckless driving
> this weekend.
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