• Subject: RE: someone is not being straight. Guess who...
  • From: "Ed Chabot" <echabot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 15:36:57 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Doug,
It would only drop the availability % by .25%, if MY math is correct.

Ed Chabot
The Marlin Firearms Company
100 Kenna Drive
North Haven, CT 06473
(203)985-3254

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Douglas Handy
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 2:38 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: someone is not being straight. Guess who...


Joe,

>Well, that employee must be at it again, because MSN.com is down.

>From where I am, so is www.microsoft.com and www.hotmail.com too.  All of
them
have DNS errors -- just like yesterday.

So what counts toward "availibility" percentages?  If the HTTP servers etc
were
technically "up" but unreachable due to DNS errors or a DoS attack, can M$
still
claim the time in their "up" computation?

And if not, has anyone done the math on how far this outage goes towards
dropping the percentage?  Calling it a 22 hour outage (is it really over
yet?)
would drop an entire year by 2.5% even if the rest of the year never had a
glitch.  Or put another way, to get back to 99.999% it would have to stay up
non-stop for the next 251 years...

If this is an employee mistake, I'll bet he'll be flipping burgers (or
coding
RPG <g>) soon.  But it sure smacks of someone trying to embarass MS after
they
launched their big advertising campaign.

Doug
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