Network Reports - and a History.
This page will be used to advise members of the current network status.
17 February 1999 :
The network was altered as follows :
The IP Range was altered from 188.8.131.52/25 and 184.108.40.206/23 to 220.127.116.11/22 AS9480
Upstream connection to Optus was increased to 512Kbps. We are using Frame-relay with three PVC's
The nameserver hallie.shoalhaven.net.au was altered to 18.104.22.168
A new router was brought on line to act as the network gateway (delta.shoalhaven.net.au)
All routers were reconfigured for the new ip ranges.
The upgrade went smoothly for the first 10 minutes, after that, the less said the better. Some memorable quotes emerged on the day, none of which can be repeated.
Many thanks to everyone involved - Aaron, Josh, Michael, Lachlan, Neville, Jacque, Tony, Dave - the Optus team, The Connect.com and INA groups and Telstra.
NEW NOWRA DIALUP PHONE NUMBER FOR SHOALHAVEN INTERNET
44 21 9300
EFFECTIVE FROM thurs 5/3/98.
Week ending 13 March 1998
Over the last two weeks the following upgrades were completed.
- Fibre Optic Route to Exchange was commissioned.
- A second macro (30 64K channels) was commissioned.
- The first macro was removed and replaced with an EDSI macrolink
- The microlink to Telstra was removed and replaced with four B channels for a total of 256Kbps
- The phone number, for the Nowra node only, was changed from 291200 to 44219300 (again!!!). Ulladulla and Wollongong numbers remain unchanged.
- The 56KFlex modem bank was trialed again, looks ok at this stage, although the modems are being rather conservative in negotiating a connection speed. The manufacturers have recognised this and an update will occur soon. The Ulladulla and Wollongong connections will be added to the 56K modem bank in the next few days.
If any problems have developed at your end after these changes, please contact us.
NEW NOWRA DIALUP PHONE NUMBER FOR SHOALHAVEN INTERNET
EFFECTIVE FROM 1/8/97.
New MacroLink has been installed. Could members please provide feedback on speed, gliches etc, if they are experiencing problems. Thanks to Ross Watts, David Page, Karin Jones and the rest of the Telstra team. They moved mountains this afternoon, as they have been doing all week.
Michael Parnell - 1908 1/8/97
Week ending 26 July 1997
- A major network enhancement is scheduled for Tuesday 29 July (this coming Tuesday). Our incoming lines will be increased significantly with the addition of a Primary rate feed from Telstra. This system will also accept ISDN and 55.6K modems.
- To implement this we will be shutting down the system from 12.00 midday to approx. 3.00pm on tuesday. If this is likely to cause problems please contact us so that alternate access arrangements can be arranged.
- The network configuration also requires a phone number to be changed. The existing number (228200) will change to 291200. This change is necessary because the new ISDN technology is not compatible with the existing pstn phone number series. (I've no idea why but ...)
- If we experience delays or equipment failure, we will revert to the existing number 228200 until the problem can be resolved. So in a nutshell, if 228200 doesn't work then try 291200.
- While I'm writing, spare a thought for our local Telstra group. They have moved mountains to help us with this change. I am indebted to their professionalism and hard work.
Week ending 18 July 1997
- Incoming lines were very congested. The primary rate feed due on 29 July will alleviate this. In the meantime the best we can do is apologise and encourage watching TV instead. Famous quotes from the week -
"Can you kick someone off - I need to get on."
"Tried every 10 minutes for 6 hours - still couldn't get on."
"What congestion? - I haven't had a problem at all."
- The Proxy server settled down with the addition of extra memory.
- The InterNIC server apparently failed on thursday. This is one of the world's major servers. Problems may have been experienced sending email to various world destinations while this server was not responding.
- The Telstra DNS server, ns1.telstra.net also failed on friday, and was being repaired. This server also functions as our secondary DNS server, but I believe the effect of this server putting its feet in the air were minor.
- We have closed our books until the new lines are installed.
Week Ending 11 July 1997
- Problems occurred with the proxy server at high load times. This is being addressed however if members experience the message "The server may be down", try setting the proxy settings to <off>.
- Telstra have advised that the new digital system will be installed on 29 July, which will result in increased capacity and extra incoming lines. This will be a fully digital system using macrolink connections.
- Shoalhaven Internet will be temporarily "Closing the books" on Wednesday 16 July. The membership size is currently resulting in congestion on the incoming lines and we consider that it is inappropriate to add new members until this congestion issue can be resolved. We expect that we will be able to reopen our new membership lists on 30 July. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience, however our growth has been far quicker than anticipated.
Shoalhaven Internet will endeavor to maintain services to all customers however equipment failure and other events beyond our control will result in occasional system failure.
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