BBN outage

> On an unrelated note, I still have hard time believing
> companies like Sun are single homed through bbnplanet
> and have no backup when things like this happen.

Why, just a few weeks ago there was a big discussion here on the
NANOG list that definitively proved that end-user multihoming
REDUCED reliability for that customer. BBN is a big company...
why would you want to risk all the complexity of having a
backup circuit to someone else?

Because loss of connectivity for a day costs 10's of thousands
of dollars and, evidently, even the "big" companies are not
immune from "acts of god" like what happened today.