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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject MFS fiber cut on west coast (fwd)
Date Wed, 16 Jul 1997 21:42:01 GMT
>Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 15:40:28 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Steve White <>
>Subject: MFS fiber cut on west coast (fwd)
>Just in case you guys were unaware of this, I thought I'd pass it along.
>- Steven J
>Steve White, Technical Support Specialist 
>alpha dot net, corp. - Milwaukee, WI, USA
>vox: 414.274.7040	fax: 414.274.7050
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 15:34:55 -0500 (CDT)
>To: customers@box
>Subject: MFS fiber cut on west coast
>We're passing this information on to our customers because it may
>explain some poor performance issues that have occurred on the
>internet today; particularly on the west coast of the US:
>Note that "MFS" stands for "Metropolitan Fiber Systems", one of the
>telcos that are part of Worldcom.  Their circuits are extensively used
>by internet service providers.
>This quote is from the BBN Planet NOC.
>-- quote --
>    MFS fiber cut is causing degraded performance to points West of the
>    BBN backbone.
>  Some Western Region customers  or traffic destine for points West may be
>  experiencing slightly degraded performance due to a major MFS fiber cut in
>  the Los Angles area.  MFS reports 473 DS-3's are down.  BBN has lost two
>  connections due to the fiber cut, one DS-3 between Paloalto-BR1 and
>  Vienna1-BR1, and another between Denver-BR1 and Oakland-BR1.  Traffic is
>  currently routing around the affected circuits with areas of high
>-- end quote --
>Also, we have word that the power supply to MAE-West, a major internet
>meet point on the west coast, has been lost today.  This is the second
>incident of this in the last several weeks.
>	Best Regards,
>	Alpha dot Net Support Staff
"Why not?" - TL  - -

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