Re: Level 3 statement concerning 2/23 events (nothing to see, move along)

From: Pete Templin (no email)
Date: Wed Feb 25 2004 - 10:17:30 EST


If an IP-based system lets you see the status of the 23 hospitals in San
Antonio graphically, perhaps overlaid with near-real-time traffic
conditions, I'd rather use it as primary and telephone as secondary.

Counting on it? No. Gaining usability from it? You betcha.

Brian Knoblauch wrote:

> If you're counting on IP (a "best attempt" protocol) for critical
> data, you've got a serious design flaw in your system...
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Pete
> Templin
> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 9:10
> To: Colin Neeson
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Level 3 statement concerning 2/23 events (nothing to see, move
> along)
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> Are you sure no one died as a result? My hobby is volunteering as a
> firefighter and EMT. If Level3's network sits between a dispatch center
> or mobile data terminal and a key resource, it could be a factor
> (hospital status website, hazardous materials action guide, VoIP link
> that didn't reroute because the control plane was happy but the
> forwarding plane was sad, etc.).
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> And if the problem could happen to another network tomorrow but could be
> prevented or patched, wouldn't inquiring minds want to know? Your life
> might be more interesting when the fit hits the shan if you have the
> same vulnerability.
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> Colin Neeson wrote:
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>>Because, in the the grand scale scheme of things, it's really not that
>>important.
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>>No one died because of it, the normal, everyday events of the world
>>went
>>on,
>>unaffected by a Level 3 outage...
>>
>>Might be nice to know what happened, but my life will certainly not be
>>less interesting by not having that knowledge...
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