Archive for September, 2013

CS Network Emergency Maintenance Downtime, Thu, September 26, 2013, 07:00-08:00

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Who is affected:
All users of the CS Department wired network or network services (including e-mail, web service, etc.)

What is happening:
Our core network router will be patched and rebooted to address a bug in its operating system that is causing some minor connectivity issues. During this maintenance, all traffic between CS subnets will be interrupted. Existing TCP connections may be disconnected.

Actual network downtime is expected to be on the order of 10-15 minutes, but a full hour has been scheduled in case of unexpected trouble.

Why is it happening:
As mentioned above, a router bug is causing some minor connectivity problems. We hope to address the problem before it becomes more widespread or causes bigger issues.