[oclug] oclug was here
rod at giffinscientific.com
Tue Aug 27 17:19:45 EDT 2002
On Tuesday 27 August 2002 04:27 pm, Raymond Wood wrote:
> Well the last two outages the OCLUG server has had have been
> exactly as you describe: network as opposed to web server
> So the limited empirical evidence available so far, since the
> new OCLUG server was deployed, seems to support your thesis :)
I've also experienced the same thing with my web site. It hasn't crashed in
a year, but it's network connection has been down three times that I know of.
I wonder if there's a way to co-operate with other small website owners and
build a bit of redundancy into the network? It's an idea that I've had for a
while now, but never spent a lot of cycles on.
I'd read some major ISP was advertizing a guarantee* of 98% uptime - which
translates to something like 5 hours/week downtime. Geez, my van is more
realiable than that, and it's a Chrysler! On top of that, except for one
single time in it's 237,000 Km's it was actually able to drive to the garage
on it's own power.
(* you actually get a reduced bill if this is exceeded.)
Another analogy - would you get on a flight if the airline advertized a
guarantee of 98% you'd get to your destination?
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