What is five nines?

The Telecos and RBOCS believe they have to great features – High Availfive-nines_on_worldability and High Line Quality. The old commercial from US Sprint “You could hear a pin drop” was reminiscent for what this is about.

In any case, “five nines” meant you had “high availability” for a service. It is still widely used in the industry, but often ignored.

On this topic, the direct translation means

  • 99.999% uptime is just over 5 minutes per year of down time.
  • 99% uptime means 3 days per year – down.
  • 98% uptime means 7 days per year or about 30 minutes a day – down.

 

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Heartbleed Bug – Status, What, & Who

Where Do Web Sites Stand, Post-Heartbleed

How Heartbleed Bug Works

How Heartbleed Bug Works

2014 April, 21
http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=111000063S6C

  • A scan of the top 1 million Web sites found that none of the top 1,000 sites were vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, and only 0.53 percent of the top 10,000, 1.5 percent of the top 100,0000 and 2 percent of the top 1 million were vulnerable, according to the security firm Sucuri Security.

 


Items Below

  • Rick Moen’s FAQ
  • How the Heartbleed bug scurried into the hearts and minds of millions – April 17
  • There Will Be More Blood – April 14
  • THE FIX by ‘Neel Mehta of Google Security” – April 9
  • MAJOR SECURITY ISSUE WITH SSL: Does the Heartbleed Bug Mean You Should Stay Off the Internet? – April 9

 

Rick Moen’s FAQHeart_Bleed_Patch_3_by_Merlin2525

There are several other very worthwhile places posting commentary.
If no other, read Bruce Schneier’s blog.

Otherwise, you can read the FAQ in the mailing list archive below.


Here’s how the Heartbleed bug scurried into the hearts and minds of millions
2014 April, 17
http://m.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-did-the-heartbleed-openssl-bug-happen/#!MZWyJ
There Will Be More Blood
2014 Apr, 14
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/04/heartbleed_security_flaw_it_s_bad_and_it_s_not_the_only_one.html
THE FIX by ‘Neel Mehta of Google Security
2014 April, 9
http://git.openssl.org/gitweb/?p=openssl.git;a=commitdiff;h=96db9023b881d7cd9f379b0c154650d6c108e9a3;hp=0d7717fc9c83dafab8153cbd5e2180e6e04cc802
MAJOR SECURITY ISSUE WITH SSL: Does the Heartbleed Bug Mean You Should Stay Off the Internet? | Mother Jones
2014 April, 9
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/heartbleed-bug-internet-security-ssl