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Month: June 2003

Techy: No ADSL access

Well, it looks like my internet activities will be restricted until tomorrow morning. Why? Well, since 1.30pm today I’ve been unable to use my main ADSL connection and had to resort to 56k dialup via my backup ISP supplier (actually myself: I can’t actually sell ADSL access myself only standard dialup, but I need ADSL access… don’t ask: it’s complicated!). However, my ADSL supplier has just made the following announcement (my amendments are in italic): ADSL customers on pipe anchor-r26a (that includes myself) are reporting routing difficulties. Web sites may be slow or unavailable (routing issues actually affect web, email, SSH, FTP etc access and it’s so bad I can’t even “finger” or “ping” one of the ISPs main routers). Another licensed operator (actually BT: I believe for legal reasons my ISP have got to refer to BT Wholesale – who provide the ADSL links from the exchange – as “another licensed operator”) has identified the cause and, as a result, shall be completing emergency maintenance at midnight tonight to rectify the problem (i.e. I’m stuck on dialup access until gone midnight) Bummer. Especially with an update to Guess That Movie being due, “end of month” statistics due for update…