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threegee

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I shudder to think how bad things must be before you give something a class of "High Impact" :unsure: Any update on what's going on? Takes upwards of 1 minute to open a 2.5kb text file over the internet.

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mister

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Transit provider has confirmed possible under sea cable damage as the cause of the degraded performance on international traffic.
 

Draken

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Wouldnt cable being effected result in no connectivity, not dropped data.

Looks more like the DDOSing from a few months back.
 

threegee

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Wouldnt cable being effected result in no connectivity, not dropped data.

Looks more like the DDOSing from a few months back.

Almost every provider has this on their status page, I'm pretty sure a massive DDOS attack would have been announced by now. As for damage it depends on the extent of the damage to the cable, had this before. If 90% of the line is damaged 100% of the country is trying to squeeze itself through a 10% gap. Hope to see some update or announcement about this.

I must say I've been on MyBroadband since its inception. This used to be the go to @rpm for instantly knowing the status of the SA internet.

For the past few years its a total guessing game. Been a major outage affecting almost every ISP since 10am today and here 3 hours later and

nothing in https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/forums/announcements-and-giveaways.78/

nothing in https://mybroadband.co.za/news/adsl

nothing in https://mybroadband.co.za/news/

In fact mostly a bunch of news I can find anywhere else but when it comes to the "Internet" which is what Mybroadband was founded and based on, there is actually very little bleeding edge news at all.
 

Draken

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Its happening to all ISP's not just Afrihost
Who ever was doing the DDOSing, was hitting all ISPS last time as well, they hit the cable provider, so all isps using that cable die.

@threegee i mean, have you seen an underwater cable :p It takes a lot to break them.
 

threegee

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Who ever was doing the DDOSing, was hitting all ISPS last time as well, they hit the cable provider, so all isps using that cable die.

@threegee i mean, have you seen an underwater cable :p It takes a lot to break them.
Have indeed, they're big cables. Alas the silence from the internet community is deafening @rpm
 

threegee

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Mybroadband really is about breaking IT news these days. Only took them 4 and a half hours to publish an article in amongst their busy day of rubbish about Telkom and Eskom and anything else NOT to do with IT.

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AfriMan

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I shudder to think how bad things must be before you give something a class of "High Impact" :unsure: Any update on what's going on? Takes upwards of 1 minute to open a 2.5kb text file over the internet.

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"xxxx","16/1/2020 10:28","SAST","0.04","17.14","259","London","9500","single"
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Totally understand where you are coming from. It certainly does impact many clients in a major way. However, majority of services, especially locally cached services like YouTube and Netflix, will continue to work, hence it's not quite as severe as the entire network going down completely.

We will definitely post more information as we receive it.
 

BravoDrie

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Totally understand where you are coming from. It certainly does impact many clients in a major way. However, majority of services, especially locally cached services like YouTube and Netflix, will continue to work, hence it's not quite as severe as the entire network going down completely.

We will definitely post more information as we receive it.

Well, using international systems, I would disagree, it could be just be as good as completely down. Too many issues lately man and too few updates.
 

AfriMan

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Well, using international systems, I would disagree, it could be just be as good as completely down. Too many issues lately man and too few updates.

This issue is out of our control - and other ISPs using WACS or SAT3 would have similar international problems. I totally understand client frustration, but I promise we are doing everything humanly possible to minimise the impact.
 

pexxie

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Mybroadband really is about breaking IT news these days. Only took them 4 and a half hours to publish an article in amongst their busy day of rubbish about Telkom and Eskom and anything else NOT to do with IT.

We're getting a tad off topic, but very good points here and above. Agreed on all fronts. News section doesn't float my boat any more, but thankfully there's still some good activity in these here forums. I also find the aggressive use of "Partner Content" and anonymous "Staff Writer" authors very strange. Without the forum and speed test; not sure I'd ever visit. :p
 
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