Apparently there was an high-speed outage this morning, lasting up to noon. Remarkably, the router was able to connect to my provider’s gateway plus it was (assigned) a correct IP address. Routing on the provider’s end, however, completely failed. I decided to loop up what went wrong, but it seems that even the Aliant’s network status page isn’t updated that frequently. As of today it still says:
Network Status: There are no known outages at this time. Last Update: 5/2/07 12:50 PM
Brilliant: I guess reporting network status is so Eighties.
I read an article at the CBC’s about wind energy and its potential in Nova Scotia. The provincial government has released online maps that show where wind turbines would be productive. It doesn’t surprise me that Cape Breton is one of the windiest places. The maps can be found at the Department of Energy website (PDF file alert).
I have been running the LinkSys router (and the WAP) since April 10th, so I might just spill my gall: the last time LinkSys issued a firmware update for the BEFSX41 was almost a year ago. Isn’t that a little bit too long ago?
So once in a while, the router acts like it’s in a stalemate: it’s not frozen, but the internal firewall just doesn’t let any packets through. The only way to correct this, is by turning off the firewall for a couple of seconds. My current network (as discussed before) isn’t really setup the right way either: the router is connected to a hub first, which then is connected to the cablemodem. It works, apparently and that’s the main thing that counts.
Also, I’ve managed to get an extra domain name (strncpy.org), as requested by Alfons. I have no idea why he liked that name, but it must have to do with this rant. Don’t ask me, but is it safe? As you noticed, this page can now safely referred to (and linked to) as ‘hoogervorst.ca’. Oh, the fun.