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Re: [SLUG] ADSL with modem failover - UNNECESSARY
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] ADSL with modem failover - UNNECESSARY
- From: "Gnuthad" <slug-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Aug 11 17:55:02 2001
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On 11 Aug 2001, at 16:14, blinddog wrote:
> On Saturday 11 August 2001 15:56, Gnuthad wrote:
> > On 11 Aug 2001, at 10:52, Bernhard Luder wrote:
> > > A good Idea for a business would be to get a 99% guaranteed uptime ADSL
> > > service, that makes a failover modem unnecessary.
> > That's 101 minutes a week, still too much for most businesses.....
> > Gnuthad
> But you will find that most data services are only ever 99% - no one in the
> industry guarentees 100%. Hence why a business should always have redundancy.
My point exactly, which is what makes the statement "that makes a
failover modem unnecessary" seem a just a little thoughtless.
Obviously, expecting a 100% uptime is unreasonable, is 99.9%
unreasonable? Even the 0.5% that leaves should be protected by a
redundant link. I doubt this provider refuses to use UPSes on their
systems, but according to their statement, the power being up 99% of
the time, makes a UPS unneccassary.
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