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Topic # 190669 8-Jan-2016 12:23
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Just wondering if there is a unified place to see if there are network issues across the various providers in NZ?

Sometimes people are having issues and it's good to be able to quickly check for active / known service issues.  The problem is that in a work environment some people don't even know who is managing their traffic.

So rather than fumbling around checking Vodafones, then Spark, then 2Degrees, then Orcon, to see if they have any known issues, it would be awesome to see all the major providers in one location.

Or even if there was a tweetbot that did this?



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  Reply # 1465811 8-Jan-2016 12:34
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IME most network providers don't bother putting small localised issues on their fault pages. We had a 24 hour outage and not one of the ISP's had it listed.

Response was, we cant list it untill chorus tell us what the issue is and what the eta is going to be. my response was, is my service working? no is the issue affecting more than one person? yes, well then why not list it as an outage.

i think they are afraid of looking bad to other ISP's



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  Reply # 1465834 8-Jan-2016 12:42
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Well, I know that they don't always like to report minor issues, but all the major ISPs do have service status pages and I was trying to find a way to see them all at once rather than going to each and every single site...

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  Reply # 1465869 8-Jan-2016 13:03
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have not seem such a thing, but the information will lag behind the faults anyways so not sure how much use it will be



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  Reply # 1465875 8-Jan-2016 13:07
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It would be very handy. I often am having discussions with people who are complaining about internet issues and on quite a few occassions I find out which ISP they have go check the site and, lo and behold, there is a reported service issue.  So it actually does happen and is relevant quite often.

I'm just tired of having to scour around across all the different sites to get the information.

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  Reply # 1466239 8-Jan-2016 22:20
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How clever are you? I'm sure some clever person out there could build a scraper to pull the info from those that publish it.

I imagine it would be incredibly time consuming as everyone reports network status in different ways meaning each 'integration' would have to be written differently.

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  Reply # 1466313 9-Jan-2016 06:57
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It's complicated as the major ISPs would have literally hundreds of service outages at any one point. So if you listed them all there would be pages and pages.

So I think most of the big players won't report an issue with a single DSLAM. An impact of at least a few thousand customers would warrant a status page update.







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  Reply # 1466541 9-Jan-2016 14:48
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BarTender: It's complicated as the major ISPs would have literally hundreds of service outages at any one point. So if you listed them all there would be pages and pages.

So I think most of the big players won't report an issue with a single DSLAM. An impact of at least a few thousand customers would warrant a status page update.


I just want to see the major service outages in one place to prevent having to check Orcon, 2Degrees, Spark, Vodafone, etc...

Anyways, it appears the answer is that there is no such thing - the amount of time it would take me to build something to scrape updates off the individual status pages would far outweigh the time of manually checking them all

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