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From: Steve Carter <scarter () genuity net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 11:49:15 -0700

The message I got was that a contractor tripped a breaker, the UPS was
run down and out of juice and the generator took a while to kick in.
The power outage took out Gigaswitch #1, effectivly dropping the whole
MAE.  When power was restored the switch had a memory problem that
wouldn't allow the config to load.  Memory fixed, config loaded, but now
there is still a problem with a switch port (#4, MFS said) that has kept
six of our peers down.  A couple of suggestions/observations:

o       Monitor the UPS so it doesn't run out of juice.
o       Reconfigure the Gigaswitch topology so that one loss
        doesn't take out all peers.
o       MFS call handling at the customer service center was
        good, considering the number of calls they must have
        got.  Shirley even took the time to call me directly
        with an update.  Cool.  Maybe MFS should consider
        a mail server that would send out periodic status
        updates to subscribers?


I have a cage in the MFS Co-Lo and insisted on having a separate UPS
the main. 
While I never lost power today, my FDDI did go down. 

This gets me thinking about the backup generator that is supposed to

Why didn't the generator kick-in before the UPS went down?

Perhaps the better question is if they have a functioning generator
Anyone from MFS listening?


At 09:15 AM 7/11/97 -0700, you wrote:

I would guess that power to the colo cages is down.


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