East Coast BladeForums users

If you are noticing some degradation today, it is because of problems left by Floyd. High water has delayed repairs to some fiber cuts (repairs had to be suspended until water levels go back down). One of our clients has opened a ticket with bbnplanet in Vienna, VA. Their reponse at 10:30 this morning indicates WorldCom has had to helicopter some of their people out of the affected areas because of the high water.

The outage is affecting east coast traffic. Specifically affected would be any traffic going to or from the atlanta1 pop (some packet loss) and customers homed to the Vienna1 pop will see degraded performance.

I believe I am seeing this affect in accessing BladeForums from the DC area. If you are not affected by this be glad, all others - this is what is going on.

Sorry I put this in the general forum, but since it affects so many, I thought it should go here. Mike or Spark - feel free to move if so desired.

Many reminders of Floyd are still with us.
Jan 31, 1999

No degradation in service up here in Boston. Yesterday, lots of rain but really weaker winds than expected.

Today is another story. Seems more and stronger gusts in the aftermath. A tree limb is hanging across the telephone pole onto my porch.

Yeah! Got four khukuris to go at. There's always a silver lining...


AKTI #A000356
Glad to hear some weren't affected Sing. One of our west coast sites was really complaining around 2:00 PM today. Things started to improve late this afternoon and now they're pretty much back to normal for our Bethesda site anyway.

Those network crews work pretty fast when things go wrong, so they must have been able to reroute or repair the cut fiber. It may have just been GTE customters who were affected - not sure.

Any power outages up your way Sing?
NYS seems to be in good shape save for a few minor floods.

Down in NYC, all is OK.

Do a trace route to us and see what route gets you here.

Best Regards,
Mike Turber
BladeForums Site Owner and Administrator
Do it! Do it right! Do it right NOW!

Should have done that yesterday Mike. This morning, it's looking good. Went thru Atlanta too. Things must be getting back to normal.

Here's the traceroute I just ran:

traceroute to wowinc.com (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 csb-gw-new-sub35 ( 1 ms 0 ms 0 ms
2 nes-fw ( 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
3 nes-fe ( 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms
4 s4-1-1.washdc3-cr7.bbnplanet.net ( 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms
5 p4-3.washdc3-ba1.bbnplanet.net ( 2 ms 2 ms 1 ms
6 p3-3.vienna1-nbr2.bbnplanet.net ( 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms
7 ( 3 ms 3 ms 3 ms
8 ( 2 ms 3 ms 2 ms
9 292.ATM3-0.TR2.DCA1.ALTER.NET ( 4 ms 3 ms 3 ms
10 101.ATM6-0.TR2.ATL1.ALTER.NET ( 17 ms 18 ms 18 ms
11 198.ATM7-0.XR2.ATL1.ALTER.NET ( 18 ms 18 ms 18 ms
12 194.ATM9-0-0.GW1.JAX1.ALTER.NET ( 25 ms 26 ms 25 ms
13 leading1-gw.customer.ALTER.NET ( 28 ms 72 ms 27 ms
14 wowinc.com ( 88 ms 96 ms 87 ms