Mon Feb 25 23:31:58 PST 2002 — BroadLink will be doing firmware updates for customers on their network over the next week. Upgrades will be done between 2am and 5am, and are not likely to cause a service interruption of more than a minute or two while the CPE reboots. The upgrades fix a number of bugs, and improve stability, performance and latency. -Dane
Mon Feb 25 16:05:03 PST 2002 — The upgrades on our 1003 hunt seem to have made it more stable. We are going to watch it like a hawk and also keep our trouble tickets opened with USR/3Com and PacBell until we are 100% sure that the all circuits are busy issues are resolved. – Steve
Sun Feb 24 19:54:36 PST 2002 — We are experiencing some busy signals on our 9811 dial-up group. We have additional capacity on the way, however you can also change from the 9811 to 9606 numbers if you are experiencing problems. For more information about Sonic.net local dial-up numbers, visit our POP Finder located at:
Please remember that Sonic.net is not responsible for any long distance charges you may incur. Check with the operator to verify the number you dial is a local call. -Matt
Update: Tue Feb 26 14:45:32 PST 2002 We have ordered more capacity for the 9811 dialup pools, this additional capacity is expected to be installed on Feb 28th, 2002. We do have back up capacity in most areas served by Sonic.net. You can use the Sonic.net pop finder to locate a backup pop in your area. Thanks. -Steve
Sat Feb 23 12:36:26 PST 2002 — A cable feeding our Member Tools server sonic.sonic.net came unplugged causing the system to go offline for about 20 minutes. The cable was re-secured. -Matt and Kelsey
Sat Feb 23 00:25:54 PST 2002 — We will be performing maintenance on the gear that serves 522-1003 tonight from about midnight through 2:00am This may cause some people to get disconnected and also may result in ‘all circuits are busy’ messages. We are upgrading the firmware on our gear in an attempt to resolve the ongoing issues with 522-1003 -Steve
Wed Feb 20 17:02:29 PST 2002 — After a lot of head-scratching, we may have a line on the 1003 trouble. Our vendor thinks that the code release we are running on the USR gear may be using too much memory. We have taken immediate steps to reduce the memory footprint on the USR gear, and will be flashing the gear with new code tonight at midnight. -Scott and Steve
Mon Feb 18 04:43:40 PST 2002 — We’ve had troubles with our 522-1003 dialup again this evening. As always, we’ve got backup dialup numbers in virtually all of our service areas which can be found using the “Find Dialups” link on the home page. We’d suggest printing this list in case of emergencies such as this one.
The past two weeks have been very bad with dialup troubles, primarily in our USR equipment serving the 1003 dialup. We’re trying to isolate the source of the problems! -Dane and Eli
Update Wed Feb 20 08:34:41 2002 — 522-1003 was returning all circuits are busy this morning. After a reboot the problem went away. We are working with our hardware vendors and PacBell to pin point the source of this problem. -Steve
Update Wed Feb 20 13:34:24 2002 — Another failure on 1003. We are closer to finding a solution. We have a PacBell tech monitoring our T3 and collecting data when the failures happen. -Steve
Update Wed Feb 20 15:19:48 2002 — The 8th PRI out of 40 or so in 1003 failed, and we found that an unplug/replug of the PRI cable fixed the issue. PacBell seems to be pointing toward the USR equipment as the source of the trouble, but the failures are not isolated to a single bit of equipment here and they’ve all worked well for years previously. We’re continuing to escalate at USR for diagnostic assistance. More to following in the MOTD. -Dane
Update Fri Feb 22 07:50:14 PST 2002 — 2 failures of 1003 this morning caused the all circuits are busy error, we had to reboot one of our USR boxes to clear the problem both time. The changes we made on Wednesday did not appear to help with this problem. We are still working with USR engineers to resolve this problem quickly. -Steve
Thu Feb 14 15:24:11 PST 2002 — Un-scheduled domain registration outage. We have disabled the domain tool due to an un-scheduled outage of the .com/.net./org registry. At this time, we have isolated the source of the outage to the CNO registry operator. The expected length of this outage is unknown. We are closely monitoring this situation, and will continue to issue updates as new information becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Update – the registry is back online. -Chuckc
Mon Feb 11 15:01:03 PST 2002 — The web servers’ shared copy of Matt Wright’s FormMail has been upgraded and modified to reduce its potential as a conduit for spam. This change should be transparent to most users.
For more information please see news://news.sonic.net/sonic.help.www under the thread “FormMail update.” -Ian
Mon Feb 11 14:31:42 PST 2002 — The connection to our Oakland POP (this equipment serves all xxx-0174 numbers) has gone down, and we are working with Pacific Bell to troubleshoot the circuit. We don’t have an ETR yet, and alternate dialup numbers for most areas can be found via our POP finder: www.sonic.net/cgi-bin/pops.pl – We will advise with an ETR as soon as we have one. – Sonic.net Operations team Update: Repair work continues on the backhaul for the 0174 group. Pacific Bell’s engineers have tested the loop and believe that their portion is functional, and we have one of our OPS people en route to the Oakland facility to do on-site testing. Update: PacWest engineers have located the problem and repaired the downed line. The Oakland pop is now up and running and. If you were currently using a number ending in 0174 and were switched to another number, please switch back to your old number as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. – Sonic.net Operations team