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Re: Palo Alto Power Hit

  • From: Jeff Aitken
  • Date: Tue Feb 09 14:11:42 1999

Sean Donelan writes:
> The City of Palo Alto had a power problem early this morning, estimated
> at 7:30PST 9-Feb-1999.  Portions of the city were without power, and there
> are some reports of some telelcommunications carriers in the area being
> affected.  So far none of the carriers I've contacted would confirm or
> deny any problems, although some customers of carriers did report problems.
> P.S. The Digital/Compaq PAIX sent a note saying they were NOT affected.

Earlier today UUNET sent out this message:

> Subject: Notification of Incident 
> From: UUNET WorldCom Customer Notification <customer-notify@UU.NET>
> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 10:27:21 -0500 (EST)
> Dear UUNET WorldCom Customer,
> Currently your internet connection may be down due to a UUNET outage.
> We will contact you again once the situation is remedied. In the 
> meantime, if you want further updates, please call our Technical Support
> Center at 1.800.900.0241 (Press option 1).
> Please do not respond to this message.
> Thank You for your patience. 
> UUNET WorldCom

Calling the 800 number listed gave minimal details, but did identify
a power outage as the source of the problem.


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