[rescue] A not-so-excellent Internet Adventure
arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Sun Dec 17 21:10:19 CST 2006
On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 21:55:11 -0500, Sheldon T. Hall
<shel at tandem.artell.net> wrote:
> When the power came back, but the 'net connection didn't, I called the
> "All circuits busy." Hmmmm. I made a few inquiries, and it seemed like
> their whole part of Qwest was off the air. Yes, the ISP has redundant
> backbone connections. Yes, most Qwest switching centers around here have
> redundant power grid connections. No, I don't know what really happened.
Hmm, maybe that's what happened to Valve Software:
Their Steam authentication server was unreachable across the world for
about four hours as far as I can tell. I was unable to play Half-Life 2
until about 9:30 PM EST or so.
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