Why the Net was broken Thursday
UUNet, who handle 50% of the world’s Net traffic, was doing a router upgrade and they botched it.
Network experts were troubled at UUNet’s choice to deploy a wide-scale upgrade without testing and retesting the configurations first.
Actually, installing without testing goes beyond botching it and straight into idiocy.
Be scared, UUNet is owned by Worldcom
WorldCom, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after a major corporate accounting scandal, claims that 60 percent of Fortune 1000 businesses use its UUNet network services.
But, if they’re bankrupt, I guess customers can’t sue them…