[MAINT] Network Work on Code Sunday, Oct 1, 1-4pm EDT
derek at ihtfp.com
Mon Oct 2 19:57:09 EDT 2017
On Mon, October 2, 2017 6:09 pm, GWB wrote:
> Sorry to hear that, and its frustrating. Perhaps AT&T could, in the
> meantime, install a different modem temporarily to see if that solves
> the problem? I've been through this with various T line providers,
> and their default response is often "Something you did", even when the
> internal set up has not changed in years. Not all of them do this,
> but the repair techs are sometimes tied by their instructions from on
Alas, they basically said "disconnect all your equipment to prove to us
it's *OUR* problem", and of course when I did do that I was able to show
there was no problem. So from their perspective it's a problem on my end,
The tech actually did have a new modem box for me, but wasn't allowed to
install it. The fact that I have static IPs from them is half the problem
with why he couldn't just replace the modem. Also the fact that the
problem only occurs when my network devices are connected. :(
I've still got a few avenues to explore.
The fact that it started at midnight just seems suspicious (or highly
> On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 12:28 PM, David Carlson
> <david.carlson.417 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That might be difficult, as it may be a loose connector or even
>> inside a cable or connector or component in a power supply or ???
>> Good luck.
>> David C
>> On Oct 2, 2017 10:42 AM, "Derek Atkins" <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
>>> Just a quick follow-up.
>>> AT&T did come, and with their help we debugged the network only to
>>> discover that it's something inside my network that is causing their
>>> modem to go all futzy.
>>> I'm now in the process of trying to debug further, but it's going to
>>> take time. Expect further interuptions until I can isolate the issue.
>>> Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> writes:
>>> > Hi,
>>> > tl;dr: AT&T is coming to fix some network issues tomorrow, Sunday,
>>> > between 1-4pm EDT; service can last up to 2 hours and may involve
>>> > several network outages.
>>> > LONG VERSION:
>>> > As some of you may have noticed, there have been some network issues
>>> > code which started just over a week ago. One of the downsides was
>>> > significant packet loss and gncbot disappearing from IRC. Alas, I
>>> > been out of the country while this was happening and couldn't start
>>> > really look into it; I restarted gncbot several times while I was
>>> > but due to the persistent network issues it regularly would lost
>>> > contact.
>>> > I'm seeing anywhere from 20-40% packet loss and ping times to my
>>> > immediate router anywhere from 200-1000ms (whereas it's usually
>>> > I called AT&T, my ISP, and they are sending a tech tomorrow, Sunday,
>>> > October 1, between 1-4pm EDT. The maintenance could potentially take
>>> > hours once they arrive, but of course it all depends on what the
>>> > is.
>>> > This will affect code, lists, and wiki services including email,
>>> > etc.
>>> > I'll attempt to keep people informed over IRC, assuming of course
>>> that I
>>> > can get online prior to the work being done.
>>> > Please let me know if you have any questions.
>>> > -derek
>>> Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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