Y2k bug blocks net mail checks at post office (Japan)

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


Y2K bug blocks Net mail checks at post offices

Yomiuri Shimbun

It has been impossible since Jan. 1 to check the registration and delivery of registered mail on the Internet at 146 of the 6,110 post offices nationwide equipped to do so, the Posts and Telecommunications Ministry announced Friday, because software to correct Y2K glitches had not been installed.

The ministry said the system would be fixed by Saturday and that deliveries of registered mail had not been affected.

According to the ministry, an employee at a post office in Yamaguchi Prefecture noticed that data on the registration, arrival and delivery of registered mail could not be sent to the general postal information center Thursday afternoon and that the system was functioning abnormally.

Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., the terminals' manufacturer, had earlier submitted to the ministry a letter guaranteeing that it had completed inspections to prepare for any Y2K problems, according to the ministry.

Copyright 1999 The Yomiuri Shimbun

-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), January 07, 2000


I hear John Krepansky's all over it. He speaks fluent Japanese.

The Japanese are thinking of asking him to take over the Central Banks and largely credit John for having saved their economy from certain ruin a few years back.

Go John GO!

-- Gordon (g_gecko_69@hotmail.com), January 07, 2000.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ