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  # 258932 28-Sep-2009 11:11
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yeah spoke to soon ;-)

aw

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Ultimate Geek


  # 258942 28-Sep-2009 11:28
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From their status page:

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There is currently an issue affecting Internet access for all broadband customers (adsl, bof, xtend, landcorp, araneo).

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Issue resolved. Sessions starting to re-establish, please be aware that it may still take 10-15 minutes to come back online as everyone affected tries to connect at once.
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Um, no. Still down here. 0800 123456 also still down.

 
 
 
 


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  # 258948 28-Sep-2009 11:38
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Yeah still down here too. Their network status says no current issues too as they have moved the current issue to historic. They should atleast have the info up as current untill all users trying to reconnect are good. Smh. Posting from iPhone right now...

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  # 258954 28-Sep-2009 11:59
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Came up briefly (at about 10am) here in Hastings too, still down now @ midday.

Appears they're having some routing fun! This is ping from another ISP back to my WxC IP:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from 58.28.8.40: TTL expired in transit.
Reply from 58.28.8.40: TTL expired in transit.
Reply from 58.28.8.41: TTL expired in transit.
Reply from 58.28.8.41: TTL expired in transit.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

This coffin doesn't need many more nails in it...

MW

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Geek


  # 258958 28-Sep-2009 12:29
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Still down in Wellington area. Phoned Xnet 0800123456 about 10 minutes ago and they informed me that the problem may only be corrected in an hour or so. Mobile phone bandwidth is an expensive commodity so I hope that is accurate!

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  # 258959 28-Sep-2009 12:35
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Back in Wellington now, but who knows for how long.

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  # 258962 28-Sep-2009 12:37
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jahc: I wish I hadnt used ISP email as my main address for years. I will have to make the transition to gmail soon, so I can be ISP independant. :(

Out of one frying pan and into another... what if gmail is down, or closes?

.com domains are sooooo cheap (about $15NZ a year) or $30odd dollars for a .nz domain. Then point all the mail at your host of choice (including just dumping all your email straight to a gmail account.

Then you always have the address, and can move from gmail anytime without having to change your address.

I use the free Google Apps for Domains, its GREAT.







 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 258994 28-Sep-2009 14:07
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Anyone else STILL down?




pɐǝɥ sıɥ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs

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Geek


  # 258997 28-Sep-2009 14:12
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Backup for me about 40 mins ago.

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  # 258999 28-Sep-2009 14:12
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Filterer: Anyone else STILL down?


Everyone who doesnt reply I reckon

dpw

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  # 259002 28-Sep-2009 14:19
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Can't tell if I'm up again or not - still can't connect to my home server but that can just be my modem not trying to reconnect...




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  # 259005 28-Sep-2009 14:22
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Back up in Hastings @ about 12:45pm

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  # 259006 28-Sep-2009 14:23
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I love how Xnet says the outage finished at 12:50 when my internet just came back at 2:20.

4 hours and 20min of downtime...

Cheers Xnet for the Great Service.

dpw

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  # 259007 28-Sep-2009 14:32
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I know this kinda of thing is not great and it has definitely happened more often recently, but I still get the feeling it's a case of "you get what you pay for". Everytime I get the urge to throw a tantrum and move ISPs I remind myself why we're with Xnet in the first place. We still like the pay-for-what-you-use model...




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  # 259021 28-Sep-2009 15:35
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tonyhughes:

Out of one frying pan and into another... what if gmail is down, or closes?

.com domains are sooooo cheap (about $15NZ a year) or $30odd dollars for a .nz domain. Then point all the mail at your host of choice (including just dumping all your email straight to a gmail account.

Then you always have the address, and can move from gmail anytime without having to change your address.

I use the free Google Apps for Domains, its GREAT.


+1

Register a domain, point it at a provider of your choice.. set your email client to use IMAP but with offline/disconnected mode enabled so you retain a copy of all email on your pc.  Regularly backup your PC

You are now in a better position than the 99% of normal internet users.. great success!

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