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Re: East Coast outage?
From: Jason Slagle <raistlin () tacorp net>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 20:34:20 -0400 (EDT)


On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Joe Abley wrote:

I don't recall any any incidents during which similar numbers of people
lost all internet access, or all telephone access, for as long as the
power has been out -- and it's difficult to imagine a scenario in which
that could happen (other than another widespread power failure).

Reliability is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.

If the net as a whole had to run at only 10-15% excess capacity or suffer
EQUIPMENT damage to the components, it would have happened MANY times
already.  See ms blaster.

Jason


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