[LINK] DNS outage?

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Jul 28 10:53:10 AEST 2009

On 28/07/2009, at 10:48 AM, Glen Turner wrote:
> I suspect it's because the major ISPs (both in the US and Australia)  
> release
> outage information only under NDA.  Even then the amount of  
> disclosure about
> the cause of the fault is disappointingly small.  [1]
> This leaves no choice for the average user who wants some basic  
> information about
> the nature and cause of the fault (so they can answer reasonable  
> questions like
> "will it happen again"?) no choice but to play network engineer.
>  [1] I'm pleased to say this isn't the case for my employer.

When a road accident block a significant road, and hundreds of people  
are delayed in going about their normal business, we have traffic  
alerts on the radio so people can make alternative plans.

When we have an "internet accident" that prevents hundreds or even  
tens of thousands of people going about their normal business, we  
have... nothing.

I reckon there's some catching up to do here.


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