Over the weekend, almost 20,000 were stranded in terminals and aboard planes at LAX airport. That sucks. If you’ve ever been stuck at an airport, even for a few moments, you know how bad it gets. For a few hours, I’d start murdering jerks. It’s that bad there.
That’s the news, but how did it happen? A single faulty NIC in a desktop terminal was sending crap data across the network, crippling the whole LAN. It’s not funny, really, but it’s hard not to laugh.
Attention airline operators: this is what you get when you buy from the lowest bidder, in this case Sewart’s PC and Bagel shop, which, while having decent bagels, makes crappy cheap-ass Peecees.
Look for a full audit and upgrade at LAX soon. Poor devils.
LAX outage is blamed on a single computer [LA Times]