[AG-TECH] Net Split?

Robert Olson olson at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Mar 30 07:28:57 CST 2001

At 10:21 PM 3/29/2001 -0700, Don Morton wrote:
>So - is this somewhat "normal" behaviour?

Well, unfortunately, yes, when multicast is broken in a weird way.

>Is there anything we could
>have done to rectify the situation?

Snagging the network guy was the right thing to do. Snagging Bill Nickless 
would have been good too, since he may have been able to see some weirdness 
in the router state. The periodicity of the dropouts may be a clue; 
problems in mcast between network boundaries can show up that way as 
protocol timers go off and te like.

>  In some cases it was quite
>humourous -

Ah, you've got a good attitude for this :-).

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