|funny as hell
||[Dec. 31st, 2002|07:11 am]
Routers bring down .fr
Contributed by mstrebe on Tuesday December 31, 2002 @ 01:01AM from the pardon-my-french dept.
French routers went on strike today demanding better working conditions and shorter work hours. Planning to strike through New Years day, the routers have taken down the entire .fr ccTLD as well as .com, .org, and .net gTLDs that are hosted in France.
A spokesman for Fraternité internationale des ordinateurs et des couteaux d'Internet, the French computer union, claimed that the strike was necessary to remind the major French ISPs that routers were no longer simply willing to be taken for granted and essentially forgotten.
“These routers perform a critical economic function and have not seen the reduction in work hours and other benefits that other industrial sectors have received.”
The routers are demanding ambient temperatures no higher than 25 degrees centigrade in equipment rooms, cleaner supply power, and a 35-hour workweek consisting of hours no longer than 48 minutes each. They are also demanding that any decisions to begin routing of the forthcoming IPv6 protocol be approved by a union vote before implementation.