[MAINT] Network Work on Code Sunday, Oct 1, 1-4pm EDT

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 13:31:28 EDT 2017


Is it possible to read event logs and determine that some pieces of
equipment are definitely not causing the problem?

David C

On Oct 3, 2017 10:04 AM, "Derek Atkins" <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:

> GWB <gwb at 2realms.com> writes:
> > So AT&T's network equipment works when nothing is connected to it?
> > Clearly this is a success story.  If the tech had been allowed to try
> > the new modem, that would have greatly sped up the troubleshooting
> > process.  If it had worked as before, then problem solved.  If not,
> > then you could debug your network topography on your side.
> Well, it works when I'm just connected with a laptop.  That proves (to
> them) that it's not their equipment.  It could be my equipment.  It
> could be a bad interaction between..  It's very hard to say.
> > That's actually more frustrating than I thought.  Maybe another phone
> > call to ask them to just please try a different modem before you spend
> > all that time chasing a problem that might not exist.
> The problem is my static IPs.  I can't just replace the modem.  And I
> can't just "take a random IP address" because it requires coordination
> to also migrate my tunnels, which is how code.gnucash.org gets its IP
> address.
> > I have managed to keep the static (fixed) IP I have, but not without a
> > struggle.  The solution is sometimes just having a "dumb" modem
> > connected to the LAN with the switching equipment at the telecomm set
> > to assign a fixed IP.  Sometimes I have to lease a fixed IP from a
> > different provider who then contracts with a local telecomm.  In any
> > event, it's worth it, and necessary.
> I have a /29 from them.
> > Check around.  Anywhere from Cambridge to Dedham should be any number
> > of telecomm trunk leasing outfits.
> Alas, Cambridge is about 1000 miles from here.  While I DID live in
> Somerville for ~14 years, I'm now much further south ;)
> > Gordon
> -derek
> PS: There is still a SMALL chance that it's not my VM system..  I'm
> considering taking it offline again this afternoon to test it again.
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