The trouble with the RedBack DSL router was…

Wed Oct 20 02:57:29 PDT 1999 — The trouble with the RedBack DSL router was found to be a blown fuse which serves the packet forwarding engine slot.

The 5 amp fuse had blown, and RedBack support reported that they had found that a 7.5 amp fuse was required. New chassis are shipping with the 7.5 amp fuse, but somehow we didn’t get any info on this, or a new fuse shipped to us.

I built a tiny new fuse assembly by rigging up a 6A configuration using a soldering iron, some wire and two other fuses, and the system is back online. RedBack is rushing us a full set of replacement fuses for this unit. Sorry about the downtime! -Dane

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