Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL) Thread, How to black out most of Birmingham....Let Link2ICT update your firewall in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); Internet gone night night :/...
6th January 2014, 03:09 PM #91
Internet gone night night :/
6th January 2014, 03:11 PM #92
I can confirm it happened for me too, although it appears back up again! Down for a good 5/10 minutes.
I can only speculate it was the same service that magically stopped before Christmas!
Oh dear, I hope I'm proven wrong and this won't continue...
6th January 2014, 03:17 PM #93
Just rang them. It's the firewall again.
6th January 2014, 03:19 PM #94
Hmmm... so we're not out of the woods yet are we Link2ICT?
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
What's strange is it's been working fine all of this morning and early afternoon, unless for some reason traffic peaked just before 3pm?
6th January 2014, 03:48 PM #95
So...they don't think it's a load issue. The email issue was patched earlier and then this is now occurring.
6th January 2014, 04:25 PM #96
Clearly the e-mail issue must have been Zimbra as Office 365 has been absolutely fine today.
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
What I find incredible about the whole Link2ICT firewall setup is the single point of failure, knocking out all schools subscribing to the BGFL whenever there's a problem. How on earth could that ever be a good idea/design?
6th January 2014, 05:05 PM #97
and are we surprised...?
Originally Posted by andy_b
The worrying thing is only half the schools are back today the rest have training or inset. Wait till tomorrow to see the full problems emerge again. :-s
6th January 2014, 05:09 PM #98
If Link or SB has leaned on Virgin Media it would be anti competitive and hugely illegal and it makes no sense as Virgin as an independent supplier and schools /academies as independent bodies can source who we see fit (not who Link2ICT choose) I need to give me friends at the legal department a phone call to clarify because that does sound dodgy.
Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky
6th January 2014, 05:12 PM #99
The problem is only half of brum is back today the rest go back tomorrow so I'm guessing 9am it will either go down or off completely. What would cause it to peak at 3pm...? Previous theory was everyone starting at 8:45-9am and registers etc... caused the slowdown but this seems like something else that is shutting a service down.
Originally Posted by Michael
6th January 2014, 05:21 PM #100
Me for one I've already done most of the background research and anything is better than the overpaid rubbish I've had to put up with from Link2ICT, By April we won't be a Link2ICT school anymore and I'm guessing they'll be at least 10 or so more who are looking.
Originally Posted by MrPstv
"You only need one spark to light a bonfire!"
7th January 2014, 09:00 AM #101
so sloooowwwww this morning 0.65mbps download!!!! and 7mbps upload utter pants!
28th January 2014, 09:01 PM #102
- Rep Power
This exactly why we moved from Link2ICT over 2 years ago, let me know if you need any advise. There's a number of schools that have moved or considering moving.
28th January 2014, 11:01 PM #103
- Rep Power
Worth taking a look at LGfL Trustnet - new service from London Grid for Learning for sites outside of London. If it's anything like the regular LGfL service it should be really good. Also includes firewall, filtering, hosted exchange mail, Sophos, Remote access via Rav3, plus lots of other features.
Thanks to InspireICT from:
Alis_Klar (29th January 2014)
29th January 2014, 10:49 AM #104
Whoa, that looks excellent! Any one using them already? Looking for remote access solution at the moment and Rav3 looks ok. Was looking at either a SSL VPN or foldr
Originally Posted by InspireICT
29th January 2014, 11:01 AM #105
There's some revised pricing on e-briefing, certainly worth a look
I've e-mailed numerous questions however and I suggest the rest of you should do the same
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