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Net 2.0 killed by cigarette

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Date: May 03, 2007 - 02:00 PM
Network world has news on a fire that temporarily shut down the Internet2 network: it was caused by a homeless bum's cigarette.

Engineers are looking at rerouting a Chicago-to-New York OC-192 circuit that normally goes through Boston to Washington until service is restored.

Robb writes: "Question: When can a cigarette take down your network? Answer: When you throw it at a bridge and light it on fire."

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