RE: ATM failure - No the other kind of ATM


The story I read referred to a software glitch resulting from unusually high
volume over the Labor Day weekend.

Most ATMs use OS2 (stand around one until the maintenance person re-boots

My WAG (wild a** guess) is a fixed length field somewhere, say X,XXX,XXX,
and the network had 10,000,000 whatevers over the Labor Day holiday that was
then repeated when it came back up due to the pent-up demand from the system
being off line.

When was the last time you took a look at any data that increments in fixed
length fields?

Your mileage may vary.


Better wild guess. This weekend Citibank was merging with EAB, and was trying to merge the
two ATM networks...I assume this problem is dealing with trying to merge 2 disparate networks.


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