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aol (fwd)

  • From: Alan Hannan
  • Date: Fri Aug 09 14:08:13 1996

  Oh.

       http://www.aol.com/about/updates/1996/960808.html

  Bummer.  I wonder what kind of routers and switches they were... :(

  -alan

.........  alan is rumored to have said:
] From alan Thu Aug  8 23:06:54 1996
] Subject: aol
] To: nanog@merit.edu
] Date: Thu, 8 Aug 1996 23:06:54 -0500 (CDT)
] X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23]
] MIME-Version: 1.0
] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
] Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
] Content-Length: 450       
] 
] 
]   Howdy,
] 
]   I was waiting for someone to bring this up, but it didn't happen.
] 
]   The "19 hour" outage of AOL was attributed to a new network
]   operating system update, by at least one media story I read.  I'm
]   curious is there're any interesting lessons from this for the rest
]   of us?  Was it a goof like putting BGP into OSPF?  Was it bad
]   code?  Was it just goofy?
] 
]   -alan
] 
]   ps who is dissapointed he's not plugged in enough to just "know"
] 
] 

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