Peter Coffees Dirty Dozen IT Embarrassments - 1990: AT&T network commits distributed suicide

 
 
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Tests must admit possibility of failure, and test the failure modes.

Out of service messages to neighboring network nodes triggered a bug
 

There are technology issues, and then there are TECHNOLOGY ISSUES. Peter Coffee looks back at almost 25 years of IT screwups, and provides some lessons that can be learned from them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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