[dns-operations] ISC DLV broken?

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Mon Apr 6 20:47:24 UTC 2009


Edward Lewis wrote:
>> I think it's a pity that there hasn't been anything on the ISC web sites
>> (dlv.isc.org or www.isc.org) about this during the last 48 hours, 
>> even if
>> it were only "we've had a major accident, we think we've fixed it, more
>> news Real Soon Now".
> Patience is good.  Worse than an outage is a premature assessment of 
> what went wrong.
> Once upon a time, in the early days of 10BaseT and blade servers, one 
> group on center was deployed on a bad card.  The engineer on site made 
> a flip comment to the group's grunt engineer "maybe if you were on the 
> B backplane and not the A."  From then on we had to keep them on a B 
> backplane, maintaining a separate set of spares, etc., just because 
> the group believed the voodoo.
> It's worth the wait for a root cause analysis.  This isn't a 
> $media_news_agency.

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