[OT] Optus: Why does cutting a cable bring down the entire network?

Paul Gear paul at libertysys.com.au
Wed Jul 16 22:40:35 BST 2008

Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Wed, July 16, 2008 19:17, Bevin Watson wrote:
>> Anybody here know about networks?
>> I'm intrigued as to why a break in a cable on the QLD / NSW border
>> should bring down the network for all Queensland.
>> Surely, surely, not every message gets routed through Sydney and back
>> again ??
> For those of us not with optus in those areas - do you have a reference?
> (eg, somewhere to read about it :))


It was not a single failure - it was a dual failure.

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