Any ideas what is happening to Alternet's backbone?

Anyone have any info on Alternet's outage? We have had to shutdown several
interfaces to Alternet routers in the Washington DC area as they appear to have been
blackholing our packets. Calls to their NOC have not been able to gather
any further information.


We just got word from them, major hardware problems on the East coast, not
expected to be fixed until later tonight.

Robert Laughlin

This is taken from their ops web page. I don't know much beyond this...

June 16, 1997

UUNET is currently experiencing hardware problems within our Chicago,
Newark, and Washington DC hubs. This is causing routing instabilities
across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. All traffic
attempting to pass through the Chicago, Newark, or Washington DC hubs
will experience difficulties. Customers can expect to experience service
interruptions throughout the evening hours until UUNET has resolved
this problem.