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Re: East Coast outage?

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Sat Aug 16 08:54:12 2003

In message <oydr83m2w1m.fsf@bert.cs.rice.edu>, Scott A Crosby writes:
>
>
>I don't know, but at least reading this IEEE Spectrum article:
>http://www.ece.umr.edu/courses/f02/ee207/spectrum/Grid/ implies that
>long distance transmission is full of strange and nonlinear effects
>such as 'reactive power', voltage support, and other technical
>concepts that made me conclude that there are nasty details that are
>not widely known. 
>

Precisely.  Or, to put it in NANOG terms, would you trust a power 
engineer to design BGP 5?  After all, we all know the limitations of 
BGP 4, and it seems pretty obvious how to do routing -- just look for 
least-cost paths...

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb






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