Disappearing Servers

From: Huw Davies <Huw.Davies_at_kerberos.davies.net.au>
Date: Sat May 17 19:57:01 2003

OK, a real true story (yeah, right :-).

In my last job I was responsible for the up time of both systems and
networks. On day, a significant proportion of the University network went
down (the network was segmented into Western, Eastern and Central) and it
was the Western side that went AWOL. As the sciences were on this segment
it was noticed rather quickly.

Following the tunnels we eventually came to where the Western hub was
supposed to be, to discover the wall (and hub) were missing. Apparently a
new lift was being installed in the Library and the wall was in the way - I
guess the builders didn't notice the large box with the flashing lights and
cables attached to the wall....

Huw Davies | e-mail: Huw.Davies_at_kerberos.davies.net.au
Melbourne | "If soccer was meant to be played in the
Australia | air, the sky would be painted green"
Received on Sat May 17 2003 - 19:57:01 BST

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