OK, I hate to be the one to defend MS here but it looks and smells like the servers are up and running. The problem is that incorrect DNS data was entered into the system and propagated to all the MS DNS servers. Incorrect data entry is a human problem and I've never found a human with 99.999% uptime. If my web servers were on AS/400s, my DNS servers on AS/400s and my applications were on AS/400s and someone entered incorrect DNS information then I'd be dead in the water too. Now, we won't discuss the change control -- or lack thereof -- that allowed this incorrect information to make it's way into the system. -Walden -----Original Message----- From: Jim Franz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 7:21 AM To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com Subject: microsoft 99.9999 after the last few days of Microsoft's print/tv ad campaign about 99.999% reliability, I decided to check out the details of the story. At 7am est this morning http://www.microsoft.com/ site was "not available". Anybody know-is it the power, a hack, or did they return to the 94% uptime? BTW- that 99.999 is based on a lot of premium server hardware, and seems to be based only on a few selected customers, not the general population. jim +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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