Today I was testing how a SaaS that we use for search handles failover. I clobbered our DNS to make our app use their secondary endpoint. The module in our app handled this very well, and switched over seamlessly.
But then a thoughts crossed my mind: did this affect the Ops folks on the other end? Did someone see a blip on the charts, and ask the person next to them:
hey dude, are you seeing weird traffic on node B13? dafuq is that?…
Or… was it simply missed? unnoticed, lost in the shuffle - because let’s face it: ain’t nobody got time for this.
I guess the former would be nice, because that would mean those packets of mine were just a little more special than the rest of the internet noise.
Yet I do hope for the latter…