• Subject: Re: someone is not being straight. Guess who...
  • From: "Bill Albert" <balbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 19:30:23 -0600
  • Organization: Bay Information Systems, Inc.

Does anyone think this is only a diversion for the AS/400 staffs of the
world to see if M$ can cause an AS/400 to fail due to the absurd number of
gloating e-mails?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Chabot" <echabot@marlinfirearms.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 2:36 PM
Subject: RE: someone is not being straight. Guess who...


> 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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