Repost Carl Jenkins re CISCO, cert infogreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Took the liberty of reposting Carl Jenkins excellent information. With his usual meticulous attention to detail he provides the Cisco site info. Cert material is too long to post but definitely on topic. CERT. Advisory CA-2000-01 Denial-of-Service Developments This advisory is being published jointly by the CERT Coordination Center and the Federal Computer Incident Response Capability (FedCIRC). Original release date: January 3, 2000 Source: CERT/CC and FedCIRC http://www.cert.org/ and http://hv.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002WEk Cisco Systems reports February 29 y2k problem and a variety of other software/hardware problems since rollover greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Cisco (one of the most important internet infrastructure companies)has posted Field notices reporting a variety of problems since rollover including an apparently minor February 29 date stamping problem with their Optical Product Software: FSB #15: Y2K Date "February 29, 2000" Will Not Display in Cisco ONS (Cerent 454) Software Revisions R1.0x Release says in part that when date rolls over to February 28, 2000, Software will read as March 1, 2000. If no action is taken, all alarm stamps and all other related logs correlated to time stamps will be off by one day. The solution is to simply reset the date. http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/770/55.html In addition Cisco has reported a variety of other software/hardware problems since rollover which may not be so easily fixed including the following. Would someone please comment on the ramifications of any specific problems listed here? Could any of them caused the Yahoo outage yesterday? Access Products Field Notice: Cisco 6100 Series DSLAM Can Experience Transient Errors on DS3 February 2, 2000 Field Notice: Fan Unit Mechanical Stability Problem on Cisco 6100 Series DSLAM February 2, 2000 Field Notice: Use of Static Host Routes to Implement SC2200 Link Failover January 28, 2000 Field Notice: Access Servers Require Redundant Link Manager V1 for RLM Connection to SC2200 Release 4.2(x) January 28, 2000 Field Notice: Kerberos Client Authentication Fails in Beginning of Leap Years January 1, 2000 Cisco IOS. Field Notices Field Notice: IPsec/CEF Software Defect on RSPx and RSM January 24, 2000 Last one posted Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE3 December 8, 1999 High-End Routers Field Notices Field Notice: IPsec/CEF Software Defect on RSPx and RSM January 24, 2000 Field Notice: NPE-175 and NPE-225 Recall Due To Anomalous Packet Handling Behavior January 11, 2000 Field Notice: End of Sale for PCMCIA 16MB Flash Memory for Cisco 7200 Series Router January 11, 2000 LAN Switches Field Notices Field Notice: Boot Flash Memory Size Too Small for Next Feature Release of Catalyst 8540 CSR IOS January 26, 2000 Security Products Field Notices Field Notice: IPsec/CEF Software Defect on RSPx and RSM January 24, 2000 Field Notice: Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Software Version 4.4(3) Deferral January 7, 2000 Field Notice: Kerberos Client Authentication Fails in Beginning of Leap Years January 1, 2000 Cisco Secure PIX Firewall: PIX-515 Ethernet Controller Issue December 31, 1999 WAN Switches Field Notices Field Notice: Bus Errors Reported When UXM or UFM Present February 2, 2000 Field Notice: UVM with T1 Backcard is Stuck in Yellow Alarm When Using CCS January 21, 2000 Field Notice: LocalDirector User Interface 3.1 and 3.1.1 SSL Root Certificate Expiration December 27, 1999 Updated January 17, 2000 Year 2000 Field Notices Field Notice: Kerberos Client Authentication Fails in Beginning of Leap Years January 1, 2000 All of these Field reports may be accessed at this link: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/770/
-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), February 08, 2000
-- mike in houston (email@example.com), February 09, 2000
Hi Mike thanks for the repost of this important information which may have a bearing on why Yahoo, CNN, etc are crashing. However, the lack of formatting makes it hard to read. Go to this thread to read the original post.
-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), February 09, 2000.
For the "cut and paste impaired":
-- Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 2000.