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  # 2370722 8-Dec-2019 22:05
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kiwirock:

 

This is why I'm considering a satellite backup so I'll still have access to news bulletins to broadcast in the event of a major disruption to normal communications. Kacific1 is sitting waiting to go up soon. At least power wasn't effected, although I did do an oil and fuel change on the generator in the garage last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clearly I should have been heading over to your place when things died last night!





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  # 2370725 8-Dec-2019 22:16
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I wasn't actually in when it unfolded :) I was out of town and assumed the delayed text messages were sketchy cell coverage where I was for an hour or two. I did think it was odd as I don't usually don't have issues with Spark. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2370736 8-Dec-2019 22:26
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I wonder how many fibre/dsl ISP's authenticate users down here (Invervegas) locally apart from maybe Velocity? None? 

 

In an ideal world, the connection wouldn't go up north to be routed and end up back down here on the other side of town. Otherwise it'd be easy enough to VPN across town to someone who has a working backup.

 

 


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  # 2370742 8-Dec-2019 22:38
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kiwirock:

 

This is why I'm considering a satellite backup so I'll still have access to news bulletins to broadcast in the event of a major disruption to normal communications. Kacific1 is sitting waiting to go up soon. At least power wasn't effected, although I did do an oil and fuel change on the generator in the garage last week.

 

 

Your wallet may not quite agree... although Kacific1 is cheaper in bulk rather than a backup link..





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  # 2370751 8-Dec-2019 23:25
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kiwirock:

 

I wonder how many fibre/dsl ISP's authenticate users down here (Invervegas) locally apart from maybe Velocity? None? 

 

In an ideal world, the connection wouldn't go up north to be routed and end up back down here on the other side of town. Otherwise it'd be easy enough to VPN across town to someone who has a working backup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our wholesale WAN providers does, though they're not really a standard ISP. All the WAN sites that terminate in Invercargill could communicate with each other still, but no further.

 

Generally if you're on the same ISP, a lot of local traffic would stay local but as you pointed out, the authentication has to happen locally as well for things to stay up  (or in the case of our WAN, it's all IP based, not PPPoE, so no authentication is required)





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  # 2370757 9-Dec-2019 06:09
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hio77:

 

kiwirock:

 

This is why I'm considering a satellite backup so I'll still have access to news bulletins to broadcast in the event of a major disruption to normal communications. Kacific1 is sitting waiting to go up soon. At least power wasn't effected, although I did do an oil and fuel change on the generator in the garage last week.

 

 

Your wallet may not quite agree... although Kacific1 is cheaper in bulk rather than a backup link..

 

 

When is Elon Musk's StarLink meant to be up and running by?


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  # 2371339 9-Dec-2019 17:41
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kiwirock:

 

I wonder how many fibre/dsl ISP's authenticate users down here (Invervegas) locally apart from maybe Velocity? None? 

 

In an ideal world, the connection wouldn't go up north to be routed and end up back down here on the other side of town. Otherwise it'd be easy enough to VPN across town to someone who has a working backup.

 

 

 

 

Sadly couldn't get a PPPoE session in Invercargill once the link went down completely at about 10 pm, because as you say, those servers live further North (I guess ChCh in 2degree's case).


 
 
 
 


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  # 2371518 10-Dec-2019 09:59
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How long would ALL comms be down for (Fibre, mobile, landline) if there was a major earthquake in Wellington(as an example)? Could be 4 bridges with NZ comms on totally washed out.

 

Quite scary really when you consider the commercial implications of businesses in total reliance of this eg eftpos, banking. I would assume some group will have done planning for this eventuallity?

 

Not just a NZ thing, but we are more vulnerable than a lot of countries.


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  # 2371568 10-Dec-2019 11:06
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Mahon:

 

How long would ALL comms be down for (Fibre, mobile, landline) if there was a major earthquake in Wellington(as an example)? Could be 4 bridges with NZ comms on totally washed out.

 

Quite scary really when you consider the commercial implications of businesses in total reliance of this eg eftpos, banking. I would assume some group will have done planning for this eventuallity?

 

Not just a NZ thing, but we are more vulnerable than a lot of countries.

 

 

 

 

There is a lot more connectivity into Wellington than the bottom of the south island. This being said if Featherston st / Courtney Place exchanges were hit there would be big trouble.


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