A core switch failure in our U23 DC will have affected all connectivity briefly this morning, we are currrently investigating the cause, and are remedially migrating a couple of significantly affected hosts as a priority. A fuller RFO will follow.
Please be aware that some traffic may experience latency outside of the Netnorth network as a result of remote clients’ own internet routing being affected by a catastrophic event in the Equinix LD8 datacentre in London this morning, which experienced a full DC power outage taking many other service providers… Continue reading →
Let’s Encrypt recently announced that it had discovered a bug in its CAA (Certification Authority Authorization) code, whereby after checking the any CAA records a 30 day period is granted in which certificates might be issued to a particular Web server even if a prohibiting CAA record had been created… Continue reading →
At 14:56 we had a core switch failure, and a consequential period of reconvergence, lasting approximately 4 minutes. This event will have been service affecting for some cutomers on our network. We are investigating the root cause of the hardware failure, and will publish a fuller RFO on our status… Continue reading →
One of our IP transit providers, Cogent Communications, is currently offline. Our connectivity remains unaffected and resillient via alternative IP provuiders and peering. Netnorth customers might have experienced a brief period of instability to some destinations at 12:26 (no more than a couple of seconds during reconvergance), but generally won’t… Continue reading →
After a satisfactory 3 Week Soak Test, we brought the Virgin Media fibre circuit back into service tonight @ 17:33.
3 Week Soak Test, commenced 17-07-2017 During this test phase we have monitored a sustained stable connection,with all relevant protocols present, over the ‘sandboxed’ fibre circuit from Virgin Media. We intend to bring the fibre circuit back into service on Wednesday 09-08-2017 @ 17:30. We do not anticipate this to… Continue reading →
We’re seeing packet loss on the LINX Extreme network this morning. We’ve also got alerts coming in for our London location too, this is routed entirely separately to our Bolton/Manchester locations, so it looks like it is affecting the entire LINX LAN. We’ve shunted most traffic over to the LINX… Continue reading →
Rather than publish frequent blog entries relating to the successful routine testing of our generator infrastructure, we will now only mention unexpected test results, as and when they occur. This will hopefully result in a clearer browsable blog, of pertinent information.
Today’s routine generator test passed as expected. The generator was started manually, then run off-load 10:57 – 11:18 All measured values were within their normal ranges.