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juha

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#11045 28-Dec-2006 10:41
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From the IHT:

People woke Wednesday to find themselves without e-mail or the Internet and, in some cases, without telephone connections, cut off from the real world around them.


Worth reading... shows how dependent we are on "teh Intarweb".




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  #56460 28-Dec-2006 10:43
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If spam levels drop with China being disconnected from the world then I'm not really sure if it's a problem or not! :-)


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  #56468 28-Dec-2006 11:03
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Ho ho... sounds like it's mainly legit users in HK, Taiwan and other Asian countries who've been hit.

Wonder how a similar scenario would affect NZ?




 
 
 
 


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  #56486 28-Dec-2006 16:01
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Well Citibank and HSBC in Korea have to shut down its internet banking service because the earthquake.

I wonder what would it happen if Tasman link is broken, how many banks and firm that outsourced its IT system could be operational?



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  #56488 28-Dec-2006 16:28
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The Southern Cross cable forms a loop so in theory we shouldn't have a break. Some organisations also have Sat links but I wonder if there apps would be usable with the latency.... SC network is shown here http://www.southerncrosscables.com/public/Network/default.cfm

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  #56489 28-Dec-2006 17:12
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Shin:
Well Citibank and HSBC in Korea have to shut down its internet banking service because the earthquake.

I wonder what would it happen if Tasman link is broken, how many banks and firm that outsourced its IT system could be operational?




Great I can see the SPAM starting now! Click on this link due to a major outage

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  #56500 28-Dec-2006 22:12
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Yeah. Really it's a compliment to redundancy. Thanks to the internet being so indipendant of physical media (hell I bet you could get IP to run accross a vibrating string) I don't think we'll ever be without the internet.

And I think that is a HUGE argument towards VOIP if ya ask me. Oh hell the ADSL is knocked out. Well go to dialup. Oh the phone lines are cut. OK try woosh or line of site stuff. That doesnt work either? Then try the cellphone/GPRS/3G or whatever Telecom has farted out.

Personally, I think the internet and its portability & neutral nature has got to be one of the coolest inventions. I was thinking that with all the wars and fighting and ethical conflicts (christian Vs anything else etc) the one thing everyone seems to agree on is TCP/IP Cool



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  #56505 28-Dec-2006 22:48
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weblordpepe: I was thinking that with all the wars and fighting and ethical conflicts (christian Vs anything else etc) the one thing everyone seems to agree on is TCP/IP Cool


You clearly haven't been following the debate on the NZNog list recently about IPV6 ;)




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  #56515 29-Dec-2006 03:58
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Poor Me....

<------ Look!

But it's really cool how ISPs here react real fast and setup proxys and such as a temporary measure to divert traffic around other networks...

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