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Re: False-alarm generator

  • From: batz
  • Date: Thu Sep 26 14:41:47 2002

On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Sean Donelan wrote:

:How does the government know when the Internet is down? They pay
:contractors lots of money to put colored maps on the wall.

Back to a previous thread about this, "down" is relative to 
the importance of the resource. If something was affecting
the Internet "globally", then you would need a more
holistic indicator.  

I wonder if watching routing tables for route withdrawals or
entire ASN's disappearing would be a useful way to do that. 
There are problems with aggregation and null routes, but 
it's a start. 

If they were able to get route views from multiple sites, 
it would be even more useful. 

--
batz





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