• Subject: Re: someone is not being straight. Guess who...
  • From: Phil Gregory <pgregory@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 16:48:58 -0500

On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 12:56:38PM -0600, Emilio Padilla Taylor wrote:
> I can imagine M$ CEO saying:
> 
> Our web servers where never down, they where just "UNREACHABLE" so, our
> downtime percentage was never hurt. :)

But isn't that true?  The unreachability was a result of a completely
separate system (MS' DNS records) failing.

Turn the situation around.  If you ran a web site on an AS/400 (erm,
iSeries) and your ISP ran into problems of some sort, rendering the
machine unreachable, would that count against the 400's up/downtime?

I'm all for complaining about MS' OSes when they deserve it, but this
appears to have been the fault of someone typing in incorrect DNS
information and could have happened to any company, regardless of what
OS/platform they use.
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