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Re: UUNET connectivity in Minneapolis, MN
- From: Jerry Pasker
- Date: Thu Aug 11 16:27:25 2005
ATT must adhere to some diffrent engineering standards; as well
devices we monitor there were all fine no blips... but all of the
MCI customers we have in IL, MI, WI, MN all had issues...
Power went out at 4:30 ish and ckts all dumped about 8:30 pm...
Then bounced until 6:30 AM this morning.
Not sure I understand how on earth something like this happens...
power is not that confusing to make sure it does not stop working.
Maybe they actually *HAVE* standby generators. I have no sympathy
for any provider for failure to plan for the inevitable power
failure. I only have moderate sympathy for a failed standby
generator. It's a diesel bolted to an alternator. The design was
solidly debugged by the 1930s..... exercise it, be obsessive about
preventative maintenance, keep the fuel polished, have extra filters
on hand, and it will rarely let you down. Having to dish out SLA
credits isn't punishment enough for failing to have standby power.
On the other hand, if the customers are in contract, and a provider
can get away with having their network fall down when there's a power
outage and few if any customers actually go through the hassle of
seeking SLA reimbursement, then it's really the customers' fault for
the provider not having a generator. Yup, this is the screwed up
world we live in. :-)