A data provider in the Palatine, IL area is down "hard", and techs are working with GTE in the area to get things going again. This is affecting authentication on the 56k/ISDN lines as well as routing, since our peering point with those lines lies in Chicago, IL. Also, numerous busies on the Seattle/Everett/Tacoma 56k/ISDN lines are still being reached in evening hours as these reach capacity, and while one technician told me tonighit this was caused by the same issue, another had mentioned lines are reaching capacity and that more equipment/lines had been ordered to help this as well. Trying again a few minutes later after reaching such busies still tends to get an answering line. Problem: Routing Issue Location: Global Time: 23:16 2/8/2000 CST Status: ONGOING Situation: GTE field engineers have been dispatched to the problem area. No ETA has been given at this point. Problem: Routing Issue Location: Regional Time: 22:29 2/8/2000 CST Status: ONGOING Situation: GTE is currently having problems with the router out of our Palatine, IL. facility. Mail servers and authentication will be affected by this occurrence. No ETA has been given, however, is top priority at our providers. -- Eric T. Jorgensen Reality's a Rorschach test, Eskimo North Support Staff And all the world's a blot. 206-812-0051, 800-246-6874 "Semper Tux (Linux Forever)"