Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday September 22, 2016

Cisco Says Router Bug Could Be Result Of ‘Cosmic Radiation’

I've heard a lot of excuses in my time but I am certain that this is the first time I have ever heard a company blame a bug on "cosmic radiation." Let's just hope the ol' "wrap it in tinfoil" trick works. You might not get very good wireless signal but at least your router would be safe from cosmic radiation. wink

A Cisco bug report addressing "partial data traffic loss" on the company’s ASR 9000 Series routers contends that a "possible trigger is cosmic radiation causing SEU soft errors." Cosmic radiation? While we all know that cosmic radiation can wreak havoc on electronic devices, there’s far less agreement as to the likelihood of it being the culprit in this case. Or that Cisco could know one way or the other.

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