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BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

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Metro Node - possibly a part of the issue

It would seem that this has been a concern since 2009 in the 21CN network as this transcript alludes to :

Posted at 2009-09-08 15:30 BST by AAISP

Update #1: 2009-09-08 15:44 BST

We were shocked to learn that BT had a "single box design" for WMBC

links to us, where by they have, in each metro node, only one (albeit

very large) router. The consequence is that planned maintenance causes

3 to 4 hour outages for customers even if they have multiple (BT)

lines. It also makes them vulnerable to vendor specific bugs and


This sounds very familiar - any real 21CN techies like to comment?

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