Tag Archives | network


Rome Here We Come!

RIPE, which is in charge of IP addresses and other technical resources for the internet in Europe, is holding its next meeting in Rome. We have been members of RIPE for a few years, but while we have been active on some of the mailing lists and working groups, we’ve never actually attended a meeting. […]

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Data Centre Porn – Well Almost!

If data centres and secure hosting environments make you yawn then this post might be best avoided. We all know that you want your hosting to “just work”, so you really don’t need to know about the “inner works”. I don’t blame you. Personally I find data centres to be incredibly boring places. They’re not […]

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Blacknight Technical Blog Now Live

If you want to know about any service affecting maintenance, technical updates or anything else of a technical nature, we recommend that you check out our new Technical Blog. The site is hosted outside our core network (we don’t even use our own nameservers just to be 100% safe!) and is part of our backup […]

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Connectivity Issues – BK2

There have been some issues with the connection into our second location this lunchtime. We will post a more detailed explanation as soon as we have one. Update: (13:57) After investigating the issue with our Data Centre and Connectivity partners we’ve narrowed down the issue to being a faulty patch panel and/or patch leads. To […]

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Scheduled Network Maintenance Monday 12th of November

When: Monday 12th of November @ 22:00 What: Migration of CAR’s and Firewalls into a single vlan We’re moving the Customer Access Routers and firewalls into a single vlan so as traffic exchanged between the firewalled and unfirewalled network segments doesn’t need to go into the distribution layer of our network and hence is switched […]

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Scheduled Network Maintenance – Wednesday 17th of October @ 22:30 hours

When: Wednesday 17th of October @ 22:30 hours What: Firewall Upgrade. We’re moving our colocation and dedicated server customers out from behind the current HA pair of firewalls. We’ve indicated recently on our blog that we bought 4 new Cisco ASA firewalls and the time has arrived to install them. Who will be affected: Both […]

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Incident Report – Outage Sunday 7th October 2007

Sorry for the delay in providing this report regarding the last network issue Date: October 7th 2007 Timeline: 02:15 – 03:35am (Irish time) Affected Customers: Any customer on the shared firewall that has a dedicated server or has colocation with us was affected during this incident. This also included our shared hosting clients. What happened? […]

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