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Re: Statement of WorldCom, Inc. on Nasdaq Network Service Interruption
- From: Tony Barber
- Date: Mon Jul 02 03:10:09 2001
its not just uunet then !
At 12:13 AM 30/06/01 -0400, Brian Wallingford wrote:
>:It appears Worldcom is learning. A few years ago when Worldcom had
>:an outage affecting the Chicago Board of Trade, Mr. Ebbers didn't make
>:a public statement for over a week. This time Worldcom had a public
>:statement in less than five hours.
>It appears that they're learning that public disclosure is necessary for
>high-profile problems that will inevitably be picked up quickly by the AP
>The ten-thousand dollar question is who authorized _development testing_
>on a production network at 2:30pm - NASDAQ or Wcom? "Routine testing" at
>2:30pm? Or was it a fluke related to a problem with personnel
>Will the press accept Bernie's quote and forget the incident? Probably.
>:BTW, did anyone ever receive an actual explaination for what happened
>:two years ago when Worldcom lost their frame-relay? I never did.
>Nothing beyond the standard upgrade-gone-wrong stuff. I have yet to find
>details as simple as to which sw ver they were upgrading from, and
>upgrading to. Information which, combined with subsequent events, could
>certainly aid others. It would be interesting to at least learn if they
>attempted to do a batch upgrade, or if they staggered upgrades, but ran
>into database inconsistencies related to the upgrade.