KPNQWEST cease operation?

What I wonder is what they mean by "shutdown". If this means that the
equipment is unplugged, then how many of these alternate providers will
suddenly discover that they have a dependency on an Ebone SDH/SONET ADM or
an Ebone DWDM box? If management at these alternate providers is just
hunting through their databases looking for KPN/Qwest dependencies they
probably won't see the complete picture. KQ only completed the Ebone
acquisition back in March and about a year earlier, Ebone was doing
business under the name GTS or Global Telesystems. Most people who bought
wavelengths or leased lines from Ebone would have done it under those
names and most of those companies were carriers or network operators.

This could get interesting. Personally, I hope that the NOC employees in
Brussels succeed in getting potential buyers to realize the value of a
functioning cross-border fiber network that covers all of Europe.

Michael, I can't imagine a single carrier that doesn't know that
HER=GTS=EBONE=KQ. [Certainly by the volume of orders I've seen
somebody knows ! :D]


You're only seeing orders from the ones who know.

The others you'll find out about at 8AM the next business day after KP's
network goes dark. :wink:


Is anyone having problems in the EU with IPSEC. Not sure it is related to
everyone bailing on KPNQWEST, but it sure seems like a coincidence. I have
a large concentration of users in Germany that can't connect, as well as
Milan now. Meanwhile, US and other countries in the EU are just fine.

Users report they used to go through KPN and worked fine, now are taking
other paths. I'm trying to form a pattern here, and more data-points would
be great.

We have already ran the gambit on PPPoE issues and other MTU related
client-side fixes, as well as firmware w/ DSL routers/bridges. Seems to
affect dialup, ISDN, DSL, etc.


Craig Holland
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We lost connectivity between UK and Germany via e-bone last night.
Does anyone experience similar problem?

And if anyone knows what actually took place in e-bone, let me know

Thanks in advance.

Ryouichi Yatabe