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Archive for May, 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Reuben going on Leave 27 May 2010 – 6 June 2010

One of the places I'll be staying in Bali

Hey all, I will have intermittent internet access from 27 May 2010 till 6 June 2010 as I am going on holiday to Bali.

During this time, direct messages to me will be replied a lot slower. However, support will be handled by Wolffeh and Pit Boss and account generations will proceed as usual.

Just drop us a mail or post a thread in our forum if you have any queries!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

SMW4 Cable Update – Disruptions to East Coast US and Europe will continue until 27 May

This notice effects only ISPs serviced by SMW4 which would include Streamyx, Singtel and several Indian ISPs.

The repairs on SMW4 off Mumbai which began yesterday on the 23 May 2010 is expected to be completed by the 27 May 2010.

The cable repair ship has arrived and is performing upgrades as planned.

While this repair work is underway, disruptions to connections to Europe and East Coast of US is expected to continue. However, due to rerouted traffic, congestion is expected to also occur on the remaining routes to other international destinations.

Please note that this is strictly not a TM fault as the SMW4 is maintained by a consortium but I have a feeling that TM has not subscribed to sufficient uplinks to successfully failover properly.

SMW4: South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) is an optical fibre submarine communications cable system that carries telecommunications between Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France.It is intended to be a complement to rather than a replacement for the SEA-WE-ME 3 cable.
The cable is approximately 18,800 kilometres long, and provides the primary Internet backbone between South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Europe.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Mohican, Cherokee and Nelson being replaced

We’ll be taking Cherokee, Nelson and Mohican offline sometime next month in the following order:

Cherokee: Cancelled WEF 7 June 2010
Mohican: Cancelled WEF 22 June 2010
Nelson: Cancelled WEF 25 June 2010

They will be replaced with servers with better routing to SE Asia and will update you both in the blog and in our configs when this happens.

You need not do anything at this juncture.

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Crysis server completed, Nelson server being upgraded

Crysis server upgrade has been completed. Nelson will now be next in line for the upgrade. Reinstall will happen sometime tonight/tomorrow.

Update: Nelson upgrade has been cancelled due to exorbitant reinstallation charges. We have decided to replace this with a new server upon its expiry.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Crysis Update Underway

Crysis’ update is underway and will be ready in an hour or two.

Thank you for your patience


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