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RE: Vulnerbilities of Interconnection

  • From: Kurtis Lindqvist
  • Date: Wed Sep 18 17:38:02 2002



> I know that the capacity throughout the network I was working on
> at the time was designed to handle peak loads with a comfortable
> margin, and I would surmise that that is the case on many, if not
> most networks.  It seems obvious that the scope of the analysis of
> this issue must include datacenters and servers, not only the net.
>
> Other than the electrical power issue in NYC, I don't recall any
> loss of communications on 9/11/2001 that related directly to the
> network.


We where providing emergency transit services to operators in Europe
during that day who lost parts or all of their transatlantic services. At
the same time people where obviously relaying on the net for information
(or we wouldn't have seen the congestions) but the net failed to deliver
(congestions at the servers). So, perhaps it's time to start re-thinking
what we did - to some extent I think that we already have.

- kurtis -





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