On Fri, Jan 15, 1999 at 11:09:53AM -0800, Ariel Faigon wrote:
> Looks like I need to give a status update on linus.linux.sgi.com.
> First, let me tell you all that I'm really taken aback by this
> situation. I've seen postings on slashdot.org suggesting that
> SGI has taken this machine down because it is in bed with
> Microsoft etc. etc. and all kinds of negative speculation and
> nonsense. I was even contacted by the press on this (could
> you believe that :-) Let me make it very clear:
> 1) No one at SGI has taken this service down and
> guess what: we are going to bring it back up again.
> 2) The machine itself is not down. The problem is in the
> routing to the machine and from what I last heard,
> it seems to be a hardware problem.
The tracroute I just did looks like a) SGI's engineering pipe needs a
serious upgrade due to packet loss and b) there is a routing loop somewhere.
So if the router people can't fix it maybe moivng the machine to an address
which actually has a functional setup?
> 4) The timing when this thing decided to break (close to the
> announcement of the SGI Visual Workstation) is purely
Seconded. SGI (and actually the whole industry) is _W_A_Y_ more OSS
friendly than /. rumors say.
Quite frankly, having to answer several private emails aobut this topic I'm
still surprised how much policital damage a stupid messed up route can