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Re: Vulnerbilities of Interconnection

  • From: Kurtis Lindqvist
  • Date: Mon Sep 16 03:36:43 2002


> I suspect its a balancing act between reducancy, survival (network)
> and costs vs revenues.
>
> not sure I'd call it a "poor job"  for not planning all possible
> failure modes, or for not having links in place for them.

It depends on your perspective and what you expect from the net and what
you see it doing for you in the future. As we move more advanced services
to the net, we will also expect much more from it - also in terms of
crisis. Just like the net was one of the prime sources of information
during 9-11. In the event of a emergency, I would very much like to be as
able to reach my bank via the net as walking into their offices.

I do agree that it is a balance, but I am not so sure that everyone have
realised this. I am not even sure that all the carriers that you would
expect to have this planning have it...

- kurtis -





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