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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
>or others.
>
>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
>management?
>
>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.
>
>cheers,
>brian
>
>




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