John Heidemann gave the talk “Active Probing of Edge Networks: Outages During Hurricane Sandy” at NANOG57 in Orlando Florida on Feb. 5, 2013 as part of a panel on Hurricane Sandy, hosted by James Cowie at Renesys. Slides are available at http://www.isi.edu/~johnh/PAPERS/Heidemann13b.html.
This talk summarizes our analysis of outages in edge networks at the time of Hurricane Sandy. This analysis showed U.S. networks had double the outage rate (from 0.2% to 0.4%) on 2012-10-30, the day after Sandy landfall, and recovered after four days. The talk was part of the panel “Internet Impacts of Hurricane Sandy”, moderated by James Cowie, with presentations by John Heidemann, USC/Information Sciences Institute; Emile Aben, RIPE NCC; Patrick Gilmore, Akamai; Doug Madory, Renesys.
This work is based on our recent technical report “A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy“, joint work of John Heidemann, Lin Quan, and Yuri Pradkin.