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Re: Router crash unplugs 1m Swedish Internet users
From: Mans Nilsson <mansaxel () sunet se>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 07:08:00 +0200

Subject: Router crash unplugs 1m Swedish Internet users Date: Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 04:24:27PM -0400 Quoting Sean 
Donelan (sean () donelan com):


Has anyone heard what the cause of the outage was?

Mikael wrote about memory shortage. I have heard the same -- though
not from press contacts but from staff. It was worded (but in
swedish, so bear with my translation): "The official reason is
'memory shortage'. I do believe it is correct."

There have been words in the grapevine about not going for full memory on 
line cards and RP, for "optimisation reasons". Sounds like a fine recipe 
for promoting cascading failures from a fragile base config. 

-- 
Måns Nilsson         Systems Specialist
+46 70 681 7204         KTHNOC
                        MN1334-RIPE

I represent a sardine!!

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