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RE: World Trade Center attack
From: "Kavi, Prabhu" <prabhu_kavi () tenornetworks com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 10:41:47 -0400

I assume you are talking about the phone system.  Not that 
this is any consolation to you, but the phone system
is setup to operate this way during a disaster.

When a disaster strikes an area, the phone systems are setup
to allow mostly dial-out, rather than dial-in.  The reason
is that the people in the disaster area who are ok can call 
family outside the disaster area and get the word out.  The 
family members who receive the call can then inform others
outside the disaster area.  

Otherwise what naturally happens is that a flood of calls
come in which ties up all the phone lines.  People in the
NYC/DC area cannot call out, and then all communications 
effectively stops.

Having explained it, I understand it still doesn't make
it better for you.  Hope you hear from them soon.


-----Original Message-----
From: Youse, Chuck [mailto:Chuck.Youse () ebone com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 10:22 AM
To: 'Nanog () Merit  Edu'
Subject: RE: World Trade Center attack

I'm currently experiencing problems getting through to 
friends/family in NYC
from London.

Anybody else having the same issues ... ?

Chuck Youse

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Pendergrass [mailto:greg () band-x com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:15 PM
To: 'Nanog () Merit  Edu'
Subject: World Trade Center attack

Both towers of the World Trade Center are burning after 
planes flew into
them in an apparent suicide attack. Many people are certainly 
dead. I don't
give a damn what network disruption this causes, but please 
say a prayer for
those killed.

Greg Pendergrass

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