[OZAPRS] RE: [radio] ozaprs Digest, Vol 27, Issue 6

Alex alex at bywong.com
Mon Apr 11 08:12:44 EST 2005


When I ran Network Services for ActewAGL, our SMNP box would kindly dial
on-call mobiles with an SMS message showing the state of the error
condition.. I see now that Jaycar has a sweet little $44 kit that does the
same thing with an old Nokia 5110 or similar..  Monitors a switch or PIR
sends a text message on error.. much better than staff who are probably
happier the servers are down.. ;-)  Gives YOU the chance to ring one of
and have 'em check the server room..

Alex - VK1AC


Message: 2
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:26:43 +1000
From: "Damien gardner" <rendrag at rendrag.net.au>
Subject: [OZAPRS] DNS/VK1Igate down :(
To: <ozaprs at marconi.ics.mq.edu.au>
Message-ID: <200504100927.j3A9RDUI009604 at vacuum.ics.mq.edu.au>
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Howdy Folks,

Just got back from a weekend at the Minis on the Murray thingo down in
Wodonga, to find that the main aircon in the server room at work has died
(and the backup didn't kick in), so half the server room has shut down,
the rest is sitting there with their overheat alarms going off (air temp
55C at shoulder level, 59C at roof level), so I flicked a heap of
kicked in the backup aircon and headed home for a few hours..  Spoke to a
couple of staff, and it seems some things have been down since late last
night (nice of someone to go in and look at things, or at least phone me
go 'everythings down!'..  Will head back in around 8:30 (the server cases
were too hot to touch, so giving them a few hours to cool down..), and
powering things back up, and see what died.. :\

In the meantime, three of the seven DNS servers for APRS.NET.AU are
currently down, so DNS lookups will likely be a little slow, plus the VK1
igate is offline (thankfully I know the overheat alarm shuts down the box,
from when the CPU heatsink fell off a few months ago.. :)



PS marconi is REALLY slow - took me ~15mins to get to the subscription
subscribe, and confirm my subscription...


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