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  • dave_mos dave_mos Feb 25, 1998 9:16 AM Flag

    AOL outage, what really happened!

    As someone who lives with an AOL employee... the real news is that AOL lost power to one of their buildings that control a major part of the service. This wasn't an AOL problem, it was an electric company prob; power to the building was lost, the service was doing just fine.

    I've withheld info about location and power co. repsonsible but it sure is interesting seeing the 'behind the scenes' of AOL on a daily/nightly basis.

    I could write the stories about AOL email/power outages/hacks before it gets to the news papers!

    I do not own stock in AOL.

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    • You said, "the real news is that AOL lost power to one of their buildings that control a major part of the service. This wasn't an AOL problem, it was an electric company prob; power to the building was lost, the service was doing just fine."

      You mean the company of this magnitute does not have the backup-power facilities? My small lab does! It's not like they require their own nuclear generator, they are just running computers!!! Back-up power sources are cheap !!!!

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      • Just checked with my roommate on that one, I too wondered about that. On the night the power was lost, people inside the AOL building thought the power was lost from the electric co., this is what I reported. But AOL has huge generators attached to thier building.

        As it now turns out, the fault was a breaker internal to the building, between the power flow from the outside/generators to the 'computer rooms'. It still wasn't a problem with the service, which was doing fine up to that point. I wouldn't be surprised if Case was already in contact with the building contractors. :)

      • you are assuming they care about the quality of service! they are too busy putting out press releases to bloat their over priced stock to worry about service. got to leave my computor today please keep me informed of any interesting developments. thanks...

 
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