A administrator sent a technical report to 65, 000 employees. The thousands of responses to bring the System from time to time to roll.Thomas Hahn Thomas Hahn
After graduating high school, 1991 internship in the SZ-local editorial office of Starnberg. Civil service in the City hospital of Fürth as a nurse on the ward for Internal medicine. Studying theatre Sciences in Munich and Canterbury. 1995 internship in the SZ-sports editors. After that, work as a freelance Journalist, primarily for the SZ. Since 1. January 1999, SZ editor. For over 15 years for the sports Department in Munich, since 1. October 2014 as Northern Germany correspondent in Hamburg.send an email
There are moments in which one wishes back in time to the old letter-writer, with a dollop of spring illegible texts written for the ages. Correspondence a test of patience, there is no comparison to was for you today with the internetwork or the Internet, as they say in German. The electronic Mail, to English E-Mail, ensures a quick exchange of letters, connects people, bridges distance, is actually great.
But it sucks sometimes how the complete authorities, the staff of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg can confirm, was on Tuesday in an avalanche of unwanted messages.It started in the afternoon at half past two with an E-Mail to all 65 000 addresses in the Hamburg administration. The E-Mail promised an update to the Outlook calendar. None of the recipients understood the message. Many wanted to Express, and responded with E-Mails that went back to 65000 addresses of the Hamburg administration.
responded to a Total of hundreds of thousands of Mails
These E-Mails to others via the distributor, you may please not on the distribution of the answers. So it went on for a while. The snow ball effect it's called. Within a short time of each and every from the staff of the authorities about a hundred E-Mails on the screen, a total of hundreds of thousands. The servers were overloaded, the System faltered. It took about two and a half hours, until everything went back to normal.
the reason for the E-Mail avalanche has long been clear that An administrator of the communication service provider's data port that supplies the Hamburg administration, had slipped the message past the city distribution. And many modern E-Mail people can be on such the outside is not easy time, nothing to answer-UPS then obviously.
True, also says the Dataport-speaker Heiko Scharff mountain, "you would wish for more discipline." Big the avalanche was only through the many answers. "But you can understand it from the point of view of the user also, if you get a system mail, you can't assign."
This is the fate of the digital bourgeoisie. It fidgets in the network of the information society, and is so connected that device in conversations that you never wanted to get. You can't change, will probably change. Even if the old letter-writers were still safe from the best of this time of learning.