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    Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

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      Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      Hi all,

      Anybody know if the work that is to be carried out on the Formby exchange(LCFOM) was done early last night please (11/2/2010 ?) The work was/is actually planned for tonight (12/2/2010) however our broadband went off at 12.20am last night and was off for at least half an hour. Here's a screenie of the planned work..



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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      12/02/2010 started at midnight last night
      so work was done as planed
      John..

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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      does it tell you what work was done though
      mines the sedgley one but my internet didnt go off

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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      Quote Originally Posted by jtumath View Post
      12/02/2010 started at midnight last night
      so work was done as planed
      Yep, your right. Sorry about the dumb moment I guess that means I'm getting old now -

      does it tell you what work was done though
      mines the sedgley one but my internet didnt go off
      I've not seen anything on the site about what's going on, but here's the link though if you've not got it already - Easynet

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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      Quote Originally Posted by orbiter View Post
      Yep, your right. Sorry about the dumb moment I guess that means I'm getting old now -



      I've not seen anything on the site about what's going on, but here's the link though if you've not got it already - Easynet
      That makes 2 of us

      As an ex bt engineer i some times had to accompany the "contractors" at night when they where doing mods

      some times the mod was no more than a change of chip or add /remove a strap
      A 2 minute job but the hard part was getting the pesky subs of the line, 8-)
      John..

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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      Quote Originally Posted by jtumath View Post
      That makes 2 of us

      As an ex bt engineer i some times had to accompany the "contractors" at night when they where doing mods

      some times the mod was no more than a change of chip or add /remove a strap
      A 2 minute job but the hard part was getting the pesky subs of the line, 8-)


      Subs = Subscribers right? If that's the case I bet they were peeved off with me last night and just had to pull the plug, as I kept re-booting the router to try and reconnect untill I remembered the maintainance work that was to be carried out

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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      Quote Originally Posted by orbiter View Post


      Subs = Subscribers right? If that's the case I bet they were peeved off with me last night and just had to pull the plug, as I kept re-booting the router to try and reconnect untill I remembered the maintainance work that was to be carried out
      Once we had started to get control of the card the "subs" sorry ment to say customers did not cause us any problems, In fact they where invisible to us.
      John..

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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      Quote Originally Posted by jtumath View Post
      Once we had started to get control of the card the "subs" sorry ment to say customers did not cause us any problems, In fact they where invisible to us.
      Ah I See.

      As you mentioned you used to work for BT. Just out of interest what does the equipment look like in say an area like Formby that provides us with the internet? Is it just say.. the size of 1 single slot web hosting server, or a much larger piece of equipment? I've always wanted to know what goes on in our local exchange.

      Please go into as much detail as you like, as I'm interested just to know.

      Regards

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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      Quote Originally Posted by orbiter View Post
      Ah I See.

      As you mentioned you used to work for BT. Just out of interest what does the equipment look like in say an area like Formby that provides us with the internet? Is it just say.. the size of 1 single slot web hosting server, or a much larger piece of equipment? I've always wanted to know what goes on in our local exchange.

      Please go into as much detail as you like, as I'm interested just to know.

      Regards

      orb
      Sorry cant help there
      I retired from BT 10 years ago and i had been off the exchange floor for 5 years before that.

      Suspect it will be a card about 12" x 12" slotted into a shelf 3 feet wide and 6 to a cabinet which is about 8 foot high painted cream.(that was the technology when i left the tools)

      Each card would have served 8 or 16 subs err sorry customers

      The latest breed of exchange i believe has evolved a long way from that , today they are based on VOIP.
      John..

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      Re: Formby BB outage last night (LCFOM)

      Quote Originally Posted by jtumath View Post
      Sorry cant help there
      I retired from BT 10 years ago and i had been off the exchange floor for 5 years before that.

      Suspect it will be a card about 12" x 12" slotted into a shelf 3 feet wide and 6 to a cabinet which is about 8 foot high painted cream.(that was the technology when i left the tools)

      Each card would have served 8 or 16 subs err sorry customers

      The latest breed of exchange i believe has evolved a long way from that , today they are based on VOIP.
      Ah ok I see. Thanks anyway

     

     

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