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Re: [SLUG] mail service outages
- To: Roland Turner <raz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] mail service outages
- From: Matt Allen <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Aug 9 18:27:08 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: LinuxWorx Pty. Ltd.
I know exactly what happened but I dont think im at liberty to say.
If you knew the chain of events you would switch over to "awww shit. that sucks
and is bad luck" mode, i know i did.
They *are* working on the issues and its funny to see everyones point of view
(and its fine to have one) even when clutching at straws for the correct info.
Roland Turner wrote:
> John Wiltshire wrote:
> > Just because there is a single IP address doesn't make it a single point of
> > failure. As you mentioned, it is possible to have a farm of mail servers,
> > though you forget that you can have multiple routes from the internet
> > channeling into the farm, with multiple Cisco Director style machines doing
> > the load balancing.
> Interesting. Now that I think about it, I can see that something could
> be achieved in this way. It seems a little baroque though. Thanks for
> pointing it out.
> This of course doesn't explain an 18 hour mail outage. That still
> indicates the existence of a single point of failure (or the possibility
> for interruption to service from multiple inter-related failures) in
> Telstra's network. There really is no excuse for this
> - Raz
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