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RE: Horrible world trade center crash, traffic effect
From: "Deepak Jain" <deepak () ai net>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 12:47:24 -0400

For "softer" sites -- non-news related, we saw normal traffic up to about
9:20am EDT. Then a sharp drop off over the next 40 minutes. The level of
traffic is similar to the ~6am traffic levels, most likely those not
affected by these events directly.

For news related and anything remotely political the opposite effect is very
evident and levels on these sites started exceeding their daily peaks by

Deepak Jain

[woke to sirens and phones ringing too..]

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu]On Behalf Of
Randy Neals
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 10:33 AM
To: nanog () merit edu
Subject: RE: Horrible world trade center crash, traffic effect

Traffic patterns on our network are starting to look different than normal.
I expected more traffic but it seems that traffic volumes are decreasing

What are others seeing?


-----Original Message-----
From: deeann mikula [mailto:deeann () telerama com]
Sent: September 11, 2001 10:22 AM
To: Charles Sprickman
Cc: Avi Freedman; nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: Horrible world trade center crash, traffic effect

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Charles Sprickman wrote:

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Avi Freedman wrote:

FYI, 2 planes crashed into the world trade center.
Sounds like on purpose.

Not to be ghoulish, but the traffic impact is looking to be fairly large
on the 'net (and on the PSTN in the NYC area).

few people (in pgh, PA) that i have been talking to on irc have
reported ./'d news sites everywhere.  (cnn.com, yahoo.com, msnbc.com,
etc.)  my office has been relegated am radio, which is pretty pathetic
for an ISP.

pretty poor performance for a network orginally designed to faciliate
communication in just such circumstances.  i hope that military and
federal communication is faring better than the commercial sites.

All VHF TV stations except for CBS 2 are off the air, many radio stations
are off the air, and it's largely impossible to get a call in.  All

i assume that in nyc or dc only.  we are listening to AM radio just

deeann m.m. mikula

director of operations
telerama public access internet

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