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The 512K route issue

Matt Thompson of Vegaskid’s net comments:


I was first made aware of an issue when the hosting provider where I host this blog at were tweeting apologies on 12/08/14 for an interrupted service and I later received an excellently worded apology and explanation from them. A couple of colleagues also got in touch later that evening with reports from further afield.

The 512k route problem is this year’s Y2K bug. An issue that should have been foreseen but kept getting put off because “we can just fix it later”. I’m sure no one ever expected the affected hardware to still be in use either.

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