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UK massive telecommunications outage

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posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:19 AM
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So posting this on my phone as it seems to be working for now.

Virgin media has gone down, seems like the entire system has been switched off and has been for the last hour. No calls, internet or TV.

There are also reports that the EE network is having problems.

I would post links but am on my phone....




posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:21 AM
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And so it begins..Hope it isn't anything stupid.



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Posting via Virgin Media now. North East UK.
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posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

This should be a great reminder of how easy our governments or hackers could just shut everything down.



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: RexKramerPRT
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Posting via Virgin Media now. North East UK.


Mine seems to be back but if you look around online for the last hour most of the country lost internet access with disruption on other networks.

Hope they have fixed it now



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Been listening to the radio on my Echo all day and has been fine. Might be different elsewhere. We rely on them at work and their service is sometimes questionable.



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

What did big brother uk install this time to increase their surveillance capabilities?

Two things, first, make sure you have additional DNS servers logged in your ipv4 settings for access. Open DNS and network solutions are good choices. Second, keep an ip address for a who is server handy so you can log into that server manually without DNS conversion.

Cheers - Dave
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posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: TheGreatWork

And so what begins?



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Virgins back now.



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:38 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
There are also reports that the EE network is having problems.


Reporting in from the real North East of the UK, not just the NE of England and also on EE, had no issue all day...



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Or how easily things can break all on their own.



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: RexKramerPRT

Did you catch that SNL skit about Echo for seniors?

OMG I peed.




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posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:42 AM
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While theres plenty of fall back when the inter connects between ISP's fall over it can overload the remaining links (just like a car crash leads to tailbacks and diversions).

Biggest problem will be either the DNS servers being unavailable and thus lots of stuff will just fall flat on its arse or when it does come back the rerouting of traffic can take time and some strange things can occur while it settles down.

The usual suspect for these sort of things is some idiot with a JCB going mad outside a data centre and pulling up loads of cables and going 'oops'.



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:52 AM
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originally posted by: djz3ro

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
There are also reports that the EE network is having problems.


Reporting in from the real North East of the UK, not just the NE of England and also on EE, had no issue all day...


Haha, good point. Yeah, NE England. Although the old man and his family are from NE UK.



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:56 AM
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originally posted by: TheGreatWork
And so it begins..Hope it isn't anything stupid.


So what begins?

Things break all the time and substantially more often than not it isn't something nefarious. Occam would like to know without more info why jump to so it begins vs something logical.

Their are multiple technical issues that could cause an outtage. As for the incorrect belief that any complex network is fully redundant ask anyone that has been in IT for more than a minute and we probably all have stories of those perfect storms that can hit.
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posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

No problems here. Might be regional.



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 08:58 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

originally posted by: RexKramerPRT
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Posting via Virgin Media now. North East UK.


Mine seems to be back but if you look around online for the last hour most of the country lost internet access with disruption on other networks.

Hope they have fixed it now


All fine in North Yorkshire. I have been playing on the internet........i mean heavily working........all day without break....



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 09:09 AM
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posted on May, 21 2019 @ 09:11 AM
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Apparently its all fine now


Been lots of NTL work in and around manchester I bet one of the sub contractors hit something he shouldnt have



posted on May, 21 2019 @ 09:16 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: RexKramerPRT

Did you catch that SNL skit about Echo for seniors?

OMG I peed.





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