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But it often challenges the clieches.
They say gUnix has no problem.h It is true that UNIX itself can work OK till 2038. But most machines use real-time clock and BIOS, outside UNIX system that may have Y2K problems. Many UNIX Vendors are providing software patches to fix these problems. Unless you apply these software remediation, the system will not make proper date conversion from 1999 to 2000.
They say gInternet protocols do not depend on date/time values thus it will cause no problemh. IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) Working Group on Y2K protocol has worked over 2 years and came up with a detailed report saying that they found only 3 or 4 minor problems, but they can be easily fixed and will not cause any major trouble at all. But Mr. Phil Nesser, who chaired these efforts said in the Washington Meeting that it will only guarantee the protocol level, not the implementations by the vendors nor infrastructure operation by operators. And he added that time is running out.
They also say Routers are no problem. The Cisco routers with IOS version 11 is fine, but not version 10, which should be upgraded. There is no mention on the Cisco website what is going to happen if they do not upgrade - just saying that customers would take their own risk.
Other clich_ is - Internet has inherent design principle that have more redundancy. Maybe so. But no one really knows what is going to happen if mutually connected computers start to malfunction at the same time - whether these problems will be re-transmitted and amplified thus causing cascade effect, or the other way around.
Engineers often say eOh, that is NOT the Internet problem - itfs BIOS or UNIX problem - and do not take responsibilities. I said ewho is taking care of the whole?f It seems no one.