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Re: cost of misconfigurations
From: Diogo Montagner <diogo.montagner () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:08:56 +0800

Hi Murat,

I never saw any literature about this topic. But I think it is not too
difficult to calculate (or estimate).

A misconfiguration will, at least, impact on two points: network
outage and re-work. For the network outage, you have to use the SLAs
to calculate the cost (how much you lost from the customers' revenue)
due to that outage. On the other hand, there is the time efforts spent
to fix the misconfiguration. Under the fix, it could be removing the
misconfig and applying a new one correct. Or just fixing the misconfig
targeting the correct config. This re-work will translate in time, and
time can be translated in money spent.


On 8/2/12, Murat Yuksel <yuksem () cse unr edu> wrote:
Hi all,

I am looking for literature on the (monetary) costs of misconfigurations in
an operational ISP network. Are there any such studies I can benefit from?

In a larger context, are there any thorough studies exploring the cost of
building and running a large ISP network?


Murat Yuksel
Associate Professor
Graduate Director
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street, MS 171, Reno, NV 89557.
Phone: +1 (775) 327 2246, Fax: +1 (775) 784 1877
E-mail: yuksem () cse unr edu
Web: http://www.cse.unr.edu/~yuksem

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