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NYSE Trading Halt Triggered by 'Network Storm'

  • From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
  • Date: Thu Jun 02 14:55:58 2005


I don't suppose anyone knows any further details beyond this
media snippet?

- ferg

[snip]

An error message that was duplicated millions of times overwhelmed network routers at the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, leading to a four-minute halt in trading just before the closing bell.

Trading resumed normally at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

In a statement, the NYSE blamed the system failure, which suspended trading at 3:56 p.m., on a communication problem. In an interview Thursday with cable-news channel CNBC, NYSE CEO John Thain said the problem was caused by a "network storm" in which "an error message was created and then duplicated millions of times," overwhelming both the system's primary and backup network routers.

[snip]


http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=163703141


--
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
 fergdawg@netzero.net or fergdawg@sbcglobal.net
 ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/




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