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Re: Internet outage reporting databases (was Re: $400 million network upgrade for the Pentagon)
From: Scott Granados <scott () graphidelix net>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 19:15:40 -0700 (PDT)

Better than this:)  Does anyone remember when a diligent tech at Sprint 
sent an fcc notification about an outage in the fine state of NV when a 
certain set of ds3's and oc3's went ofOfline from a circuit braker trip.  
I wish I could find it to quote but it went somet ing like...

AA faulty braker caused several ds3's to go off line including service to 
the military installation area51 and s4.

This was posted on the fcc.gov site for at least 2 or three days that I 
can recall.:):)

n Wed, 14 Aug 
2002, Sean Donelan wrote:

On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Brad Knowles wrote:
    One of the lessons we were taught in our security briefings was
that just because something was publicly discussed somewhere (e.g.,
on a television show or in the newspaper) does not automatically make
the information unclassified.

It works the other way too.  I've found things I write in public about
Internet outages have a habit of ending up in places you need clearence.
Someday it would be nice if I could read what I wrote.

Scroll down this page:

The NCS gets the information the same way as everyone else.  They
subscribe to NANOG.

To bring this on topic:

How would ISPs feel about officially contributing to NCS's efforts on
tracking Internet outages?  Would you be willing to subscribe the NCS
to your customer outage notification lists?

    I personally know of classified data that has been leaked and
published in print, and that's about all I'll say on that particular

Last I heard, the Department of Energy library still considers the
February 1979 issue of "The Progressive" magazine classified.  You might
find it in some public libraries.

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