365 Main: San Francisco power outage

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
By Yokota Fritz


Backhoe fade?

If you're wondering why you can't get to some websites, it's because power outages in San Francisco have taken out a whole big pile of important Internet servers including my employer, Craiglist, TypePad, CNet, Technorati, Livejournal, Yelp, VOX, Six Apart, dot dot dot. Frank Steele Twittered that TdFBlog was affected also, pointing to this rumor of a disgruntled employee who intentionally sabotaged several data servers at 365 Main in San Francisco.

365 Main is supposed to have redundant and conditioned power and everything, but the way the lights are flickering South of Market, I think the repeated power outages are a more likely scenario than a drunken rampage. Our IT Staff is reporting power outages as the cause; the machines are up and running, but many of the network switches that connect them to the outside world were reset multiple times. I imagine more than a few network routing tables and DNS entries were hosed today.

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There’s a funny cartoon about the power outage at ITGumbo. I don’t know what it has to do with Harry Potter, but maybe you’ll figure it out.
http://www.itgumbo.com/mumbogumbo/2007/07/the_power_outage_at_365_main_s.php
 
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