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#28412 28-Nov-2008 21:54
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hi, are they down for anyone else? guess so

on dial up. suck!

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  #180976 28-Nov-2008 21:57
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Yep, their website and their broadband service totally died. Firstly it was telecom's DNS that died, I was only able to view sites I was on before DNS died. We reset the modem and all service cutoff and it refused to reconnect.

The Nameserver IP's for telecom.co.nz don't ping either.





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  #180977 28-Nov-2008 21:59
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yeah I can't get to any telecom owned site, must be a big problem, I can get dns to IP info but just no replied pings to anything

 
 
 
 


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  #180979 28-Nov-2008 22:11
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DSL is down here. Refuses to authenticate.

Tried calling 0800 GET XTRA - There is nothing on their network status and choosing to speak to someone ends up in a strange sounding 'busy' tone.

Tried calling 123 - Most of the time I get the "This is a recorded announcement, your call cannot be connected because of overloading", the rest of the time I get either a Disconnected or Busy tone.

No access to Telecom websites either.

Thankyou Vodafone 3G

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  #180980 28-Nov-2008 22:13
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Damn, well this sucks. And this is what happens when you traceroute alien.xtra.co.nz (One of telecom's nameservers):

202.27.184.3 is from New Zealand(NZ) in region Oceana

TraceRoute to 202.27.184.3 [alien.xtra.co.nz]

Hop(ms)(ms)(ms) IP AddressHost name
11166 72.249.0.65 -
26817 8.9.232.73te-3-4.car1.dallas1.level3.net
3312018 4.68.19.62vlan69.csw1.dallas1.level3.net
461521 4.69.136.153ae-63-63.ebr3.dallas1.level3.net
5514940 4.69.132.77ae-3.ebr2.losangeles1.level3.net
6483851 4.69.137.30ae-92-92.csw4.losangeles1.level3.net
7464838 4.68.20.197ae-43-99.car3.losangeles1.level3.net
8404539 4.71.32.110telecom-new.car3.losangeles1.level3.net
9Timed outTimed outTimed out   -
10Timed outTimed outTimed out   -
11Timed outTimed outTimed out   -
12173173171 202.37.245.158vlan-572.xtrak1-b1.global-gateway.net.nz
13Timed outTimed outTimed out   -
14Timed outTimed outTimed out   -
15Timed outTimed outTimed out   -
16Timed outTimed outTimed out   -

Trace aborted.

 

Something in the NOC died....






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  #180983 28-Nov-2008 22:17
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/me waits for the Telecom trolls to show their faces from under their bridge (you know who you are)

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  #180986 28-Nov-2008 22:25
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traceroute and ping are bad indicators for places like xtra as they often block it off entirely,

But their DNS service fell over shortly after 9 and I subsequently saw a few xtra DSL users fall off IRC which leads me to believe its definately not DNS alone.

By all accounts a catestrophic failure. Good timing too, being a Friday evening and all that...




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  #180987 28-Nov-2008 22:29
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Yeah. If you reboot your router then your connection totally dies. I'm pretty sure tracing to alien.xtra.co.nz before worked so it looks like a problem with the NOC Undecided





 
 
 
 


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#180994 28-Nov-2008 22:58
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How geek is this. No DNS but I can still remote desktop into work via the xtra broadband from home to work then surf via the terminal server on the Wireless link.

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  #180995 28-Nov-2008 22:59
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yup thought it was router so i reset it and lost connection completely

someone on the trademe board said they got their working with this

"just changed from Xtra to OpenDNS for DNS has fixed it. 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 is what you want"

but im not sure where to change this.... may help you guys?

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  #180999 28-Nov-2008 23:14
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OK, well if you've lost connection, you can't get it back. If you haven't do the following:

Browser > 10.1.1.1 > user: admin, pass: admin > advanced user mode > DNS

That's just from memory, on a D-Link ADSL modem. Try that and it should work :)





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  #181001 28-Nov-2008 23:24
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yup friend of mine rang me to see if it was our exchange or just xtra/telecom well i use opendns as my dns server and this is what it had to say

Nameserver trace for www.telecom.co.nz:
Looking for who is responsible for root zone and followed l.root-servers.net.
Looking for who is responsible for nz and followed ns5.dns.net.nz.
Looking for who is responsible for telecom.co.nz and followed ish4.telecom.co.nz.

Nameservers for www.telecom.co.nz:
ish5.telecom.co.nz returned (SERVFAIL)
ish4.telecom.co.nz returned (SERVFAIL)

so it looks to be nz wide then i guess

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  #181002 28-Nov-2008 23:24
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Geez sure would be nice if we had a resident Telecom rep or 2 to give us the official word

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#181003 28-Nov-2008 23:28
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scottjpalmer: Geez sure would be nice if we had a resident Telecom rep or 2 to give us the official word


Agreed.  A Paul Brislen (he's the Vodafone media rep) equivalent for Telecom would be very handy to keep us up to date with what's going on. Why does Telecom/Xtra not participate here?  Very poor on their part (this being the largest tech site in NZ).

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  #181004 28-Nov-2008 23:32
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Same symptoms here.
First no DNS, then (stupidly perhaps) restarted my router to make sure it wasn't an issue my end ... then no PPP.
Surfing off my T3G card at the moment, with someone else's DNS...





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  #181005 28-Nov-2008 23:32
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So what's up and what's not?

No picture messaging, mobile data, mobile voice, ADSL DNS if still connected or authentication if disconnected since the issue occured?

Still working is SMS and ADSL if you haven't disconnected and don't use Xtra DNS?

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