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RE: ATM failure - No the other kind of ATM
From: "Rowland, Alan D" <alan_r1 () corp earthlink net>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 14:18:50 -0700


Folk,

The story I read referred to a software glitch resulting from unusually high
volume over the Labor Day weekend.

Most ATMs use OS2 (stand around one until the maintenance person re-boots
it).

My WAG (wild a** guess) is a fixed length field somewhere, say X,XXX,XXX,
and the network had 10,000,000 whatevers over the Labor Day holiday that was
then repeated when it came back up due to the pent-up demand from the system
being off line.

When was the last time you took a look at any data that increments in fixed
length fields?

Your mileage may vary.

-Al

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Donelan [mailto:sean () donelan com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 1:11 PM
To: nanog () merit edu
Subject: ATM failure - No the other kind of ATM



As most US residents are aware, the Citibank ATM/Automatic
Teller Machine network failed last night.  Citibank is
still having problems today.


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