> AppliedTheory [our network provider] has worked with Sprint [Applied
> Theory's network provider] overnight on the issue,
> as AT did not have a route to AOL networks on our backbone. Sprint
> informed AT that AOL is making software and routing changes on
> their network. This is causing significant changes in how Sprint
> and AppliedTheory are receiving the routes to AOL and ICQ.
This appears to have no relationship to the problem that I (and others)
experienced. The information I provided clearly shows that mail was
received by AOL's mail server(s), and clearly shows that it was returned,
thus indicating a functional, if not optimal/robust network path.
It's pretty obvious that AOL broke their mail servers; I'm waiting to
see if they acknowledge their error and provide an explanation for it.