I love reading technical post mortems from big-name organisations or experts in their respective fields. If you’re interested in reading some, here’s a list. They’re fantastic insights into some very complex and highly technical issues.
I investigated an odd issue recently involving a misconfigured switch which caused some very abnormal symptoms. I don’t think this qualifies as a legit post mortem article as I don’t have the niche expertise in any particular field to produce one, neither do I have in-depth knowledge of the network within which the issue occurred, but it’s about as close as I’ll be able to get to one at this time.
Here’s what happened.