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Re: Who runs the net

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Tue Jun 02 21:54:46 1998

> Its not my intent to cause problems, just for the sake of causing
> problems.  I certainly don't want to go through all the blood-letting
> that happened the last time around.  But if no one has any intent of
> "providing for the notification of the other party of all scheduled
> maintenance that could cause significant connectivity degradation or
> loss of connectivity at the Interconnection Point of more than five (5)
> minutes" why bother with such a paragraph in the agreement signed by
> the people supposedly setting the policy?  When was the last time you
> actually sent, or received such a notification from a network you
> interconnect with? 

We receive and send these regularly.  Not only to our peers, but to our
customers.  In fact, we include both our peers and our customers on the
same "major outage" notification list.

> Yes, this is a plumber's list.  But even plumbers have been known to
> write to the the plumbing standards boards and say "Things have changed."
Here Here.

> >They're probably wondering why those plumbers don't solve the problem with
> >a piece of lead pipe. Of course they fail to realize that most of the
> >plumbers are wearing earplugs and are wondering what all the fuss is
> >about.
> Then the building inspector shows up.  But you don't want to go there.

We don't, but it's getting close.  I believe IOPS is an attempt at the
creation of a "building inspector".


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