Sorry about the brief outage today June 26, 2002 12:50 PM   Subscribe

Sorry about the brief outage today; the networking equipment at this end of the T1 had a seizure, apparently, and needed to be restarted in order to get things back in order. Makes no sense to me (or to the networking gurus at my ISP), but there you have it.
posted by delfuego to Uptime at 12:50 PM (12 comments total)

s'okay. I got caught up on my duties during the downtime.
posted by ColdChef at 12:59 PM on June 26, 2002

HA! "Duties"!

::wiping eyes::

Boy, you've said some funny things before, CC, but that about takes the cake ...
posted by yhbc at 1:03 PM on June 26, 2002

It's gremlins, I tell ya. I (and the rest of our netops) have been busy as a one-armed paper-hanger with loose pants.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:04 PM on June 26, 2002

Perfect opportunity to install the UPS, though.
posted by NortonDC at 1:06 PM on June 26, 2002

Crash - You. Have. No. Idea.... it's like all the shit hit the fan at the same time on the same day. Oh yeah, and our tech and I had to build 12 systems for temps that arrive tomorrow morning.
posted by SpecialK at 2:50 PM on June 26, 2002

Well, there was THAT outage, too! It looks like the CSU/DSU on the T1 got hit today during a flash storm here in New York; it meant that we got the line back up, but that ultimately the CSU/DSU had so many errors that it couldn't stay up. Luckily, about 20 minutes away was a drop-in replacement for the equipment, and I was able to run and get it tonight. Things look OK for now; let's hope they stay that way!
posted by delfuego at 9:29 PM on June 26, 2002

Heartfelt thanks, delfuego!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:08 AM on June 27, 2002

posted by dash_slot- at 5:32 AM on June 27, 2002

I usually just stand over the router and yell at it. "LOOK! BEHIND YOU! IT'S A T1!"

Never works.
posted by dhartung at 10:53 AM on June 27, 2002

I just replace the cat 5 from the csu/dsu with licorice whips (cherry, always cherry). Nothing really changes, but it smells nice.

[And it's fun to try to get an RJ-45 connector squeezed on to one of them. With the hours I'm usually waiting for the local telco to get off there asses and fix the problem that they keep saying is mine, trying to make little twisted pairs out of licorice passes the time better than minesweeper or solitaire.]
posted by eyeballkid at 11:17 AM on June 27, 2002

I *love* netadmin humor. Isn't there a website/support group for you folks somewhere? And thanks from me, delfuego! As usual, I always think there's something wrong with *my* computer when MeFi has outages, so I check matt's a.w.l.n. to be sure....

posted by Lynsey at 4:48 PM on June 27, 2002

I always check matt's a.whole to see if there's something wrong, too. If tha failes, I check Jason/DelFuego's cheese.
posted by SpecialK at 7:39 AM on July 2, 2002

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