OUTAGE: MCI/Worldcom frame-relay network

SEAN@dra.COM (Sean Donelan) writes:

But no rest for the exhausted. There is a software upgrade scheduled later

I'm trying to post no more than once in 12 hours.

The attempt to load software last night did not go well. The network
collapsed again. If it didn't work the first three times, try, try,
try again. MCI/Worldcom is resetting cards and switches one more time.

In an interesting reverse escalation, the longer the outage continues;
the fewer people there seem to be at worldcom. The VPs and managers
seem to have vanished, leaving behind call takers and an occasional
engineer who accidently picks up a phone.