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A disturbance in the force?

By johnboy - 3 September 2010 9

Last night the internet in Canberra seemed particularly ropey.

Iinet dropped out in strange and unusual ways for me and many friends on Telstra infrastructure.

Anyone else experience anything strange?

What’s Your opinion?


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A disturbance in the force?
deye 12:44 pm 03 Sep 10

outdoormagoo said :

iiNet had a scheduled outage published on their website for broadband users in NSW and WA for at least a week before it went out last night. They were doing upgrades of some kind, probably to handle all the dowload since we got upgraded from 120GB downloads to 400GB downloads for free πŸ™‚

Best bet is to check their website once or twice a week if you want to know what is going on.

first question I asked when I called them was “is there maintenance”. It wasn’t, there was an issue at the exchange. Maintenance outages are usually scheduled later into the evening.

looking at Whirlpool this morning leads to this link
http://www.iinet.net.au/status/faultinfo/1216879.html

and this comment by one of the reps.

The outage was caused by a power failure within our backhaul providers network, which also affected other ISP’s at the same time.

Holden Caulfield 11:11 am 03 Sep 10

Sorry, it’s my fault. I typed google into google.

I guess Jen was right.

Wraith 9:53 am 03 Sep 10

Sorry, I was backing it up………..

stonedwookie 9:52 am 03 Sep 10

someone pissed on the telstra box and got electrocuted…….

Deano 9:27 am 03 Sep 10

Exetel via PowerTel had an outage last night as well.

outdoormagoo 9:26 am 03 Sep 10

iiNet had a scheduled outage published on their website for broadband users in NSW and WA for at least a week before it went out last night. They were doing upgrades of some kind, probably to handle all the dowload since we got upgraded from 120GB downloads to 400GB downloads for free πŸ™‚

Best bet is to check their website once or twice a week if you want to know what is going on.

Rollersk8r 9:21 am 03 Sep 10

Yep, me too. iinet dropped out around 9:40pm. Tried to get it back for a while before giving up and going to bed. All is fine this morning.

Nothing on their page to explain it – must have been a local/exchange issue?

http://www.iinet.net.au/status/#ACT

weaponx 9:20 am 03 Sep 10

My iinet dropped out for about 45mins, the line was fine but their servers wern’t responding. This was out at Queanbeyan mind you. I rang iinet to demand justice and left a message for a callback on their IT support number, by the time they rang back it was working so I cbf answering the calls lol.

sepi 9:15 am 03 Sep 10

Transact was in and out too from the afternoon-evening.

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