Welcome to the outages list!
The primary goal of this mailing list ("outages") is for outages-reporting that would apply to failures of major communications infrastructure components having significant traffic-carrying capacity, similar to what FCC provided prior to 9/11 days but they seem to have pulled back due to terrorism concerns. Some also believe that LEC's and IXC's also like this model as they no longer have to air their dirty laundry. Then again, this mailing list is not about making anyone look bad, its all about information sharing and keeping network operators & end users abreast on the situation as close to real-time information as possible in order to assess and respond to major outage such as routing voice/data via different carriers which may directly or indirectly impact us and our customers. A reliable communications network is essential in times of crisis.
The purpose of this list is to have a central place to lookup and report so that end users & network operators know why their services (e-mail, phones, etc) went down eliminating the need to open tons of trouble tickets during a major event. One master ticket - such as fiber cut affect xxx OC48's would suffice. We hope this would empower users and network operators to post such events so that everyone could benefit from it.
Providers, feel free to use this section to post network "status" updates etc.
We have provided this service so that providers can keep their clients updated, and clients can seek advice from their provider.
OUTAGES DASHBOARD - http://wiki.outages.org/index.php/Dashboard
We have broken down the list into 3 sections:
email@example.com - This is umbrella list where one could report planned/unplanned outages.
firstname.lastname@example.org - Change management and future updates related to the list.
email@example.com - Post outages meta-discussion (troubleshooting, analysis, post-mortem, etc).
Currently the mailing list is not vetted & unmoderated as we would like everyone to benefit from such reporting. The inclusion of 'commercial content' is assumed to be inappropriate, unless the group discussion develops a desire to hear about product features.
Please subscribe to the mailing list before sending a message to it, because only subscribers can be allowed to post messages on the list in the current configuration.
We like to encourage people to participate and help with the process and yes, we need your support!
We look forward to your feedback, suggestions & contributions.
To see the collection of prior postings to the list,
visit the Outages
Subscribe to Outages by filling out the following
You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to
prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the
list of members is available only to the list administrator.