A moment of silence.

>It appears that MFS finally went and did it, and the mae-east we
>all came to know and love has finally been turned off. Please bow
>your heads for a moment of silence.

I've had a private reply to say that someone's MAE-E FDDI connection is
still up.

I've also heard of connections going down earlier this week.

Could Worldcom be doing a phased shutdown? (Presumably this would be
obvious to anyone who still has a live FDDI connection)

Simon

I've received a number of replies, some down, some up. It does
appear that only some connections are down, for yet unknown reasons.

If someone still active had a lot of free time they could ping all
of the addresses, and see if it looks like one or more of the
gigaswitches was turned off.

I've received a number of replies, some down, some up. It does

    > appear that only some connections are down, for yet unknown reasons.

It has always been WorldCom's marketing position that their switches
are at the topological "center" of MAE-East. However they have never in
fact had a monopoly on switch-ports at MAE-East, and only their
after-the-fact marketing FUD has managed to convince some people that
their switch ports are somehow more legitimate than everyone else's. A
minority of MAE-East participants' _routers_ were actually connected to
Worldcom switch ports, but we now have the opportunity to find out how
many participants' _switches_ were connected to Worldcom switches.

From any point of view, those participants who appear down are those who

are on the other side of a (now defunct) Worldcom switch, while those who
appear up are on the same side of a Worldcom switch.

The somewhat harder trick is in mapping which of the switches need to be
interconnected to which of the others to patch around the WorldCom damage
without creating a loop.

                                -Bill

Seems like it. Compare:

  <http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.mae.net/FDDI/east.map.htm>

...to:

  <http://www.mae.net/FDDI/east.map.htm>

and note the absence of giga3 and 7.

Of course, this doesn't provide an accurate list of people connected
to the MAE FDDI using non-Worldcom-maintained switches. And there's
always the possibility that some of this decrease can be attributed to
service providers, not Worldcom, pulling the plug on their MAE FDDI
connections.

That said, I do find this mildly interesting.

-adam

  <http://www.mae.net/FDDI/east.map.htm&gt;

and note the absence of giga3 and 7.

[snip]

That said, I do find this mildly interesting.

The (mildly) amusing part is that I can not reach www.mae.net - maybe they
forgot to move it off giga3/7... :slight_smile:

The (mildly) amusing part is that I can not reach www.mae.net - maybe they
forgot to move it off giga3/7... :slight_smile:

No, it still alive, I can reach it from @home.
It lives in San Jose, connected to MAE West (FDDI and ATM).

  Steve (who set it up, oh so many years ago...)