Wednesday, November 08


Daily News Stuff 8 November 2023

Meant To Do That Edition

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  • Optus, Australia's second largest telecommunications provider (I think), went down today.  (ABC)

    And I thought I was having a rough time when ARP updates for some of the IP addresses I needed to migrate were taking minutes to propagate rather than seconds.

    Anyway, around 4AM the entire Optus network ceased to be.  Mobile phones and internet access simply dropped dead right across the country.  Shops had to remember what cash looked like as point-of-sale terminals became useless bricks.  Melbourne's trains stopped working because, well, Melbourne.  Some remote towns with a single communications link via Optus were cut off entirely.

    I'm not sure quite how they managed this, because the national internet backbone itself was completely unaffected.  Probably DNS.  It's usually DNS.

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Disclaimer: Unless you use Optus, in which case you're screwed.

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1 Well, if I bought a new Mac M3, and it was all fucked up because apple computers doesn't have a quality control department, I guess I'd post something about how apple computers is very successful and everybody has problems and you all are just envious because you can't afford a good computer.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, November 08 2023 10:12 PM (obo9H)

2 And reading the comments at arse technica, I see I'm not the only one to think of that.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, November 08 2023 10:13 PM (obo9H)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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