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    Internet gone night night :/

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    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...

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    Just rang them. It's the firewall again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Just rang them. It's the firewall again.
    Hmmm... so we're not out of the woods yet are we Link2ICT?

    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?

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    So...they don't think it's a load issue. The email issue was patched earlier and then this is now occurring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    So...they don't think it's a load issue. The email issue was patched earlier and then this is now occurring.
    Clearly the e-mail issue must have been Zimbra as Office 365 has been absolutely fine today.

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_b View Post
    Internet gone night night :/
    and are we surprised...?

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    Dear Richard,

    Further to our discussion earlier, due to our relationship with Service Birmingham, Virgin Media Business is unable to offer our services, at this moment in time.

    This may change after Christmas, I will keep in touch.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Have a great Christmas and New Year.

    Kind regards


    --Just received the above from VM after contacting them directly. Surely this is anti competition?!?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Hmmm... so we're not out of the woods yet are we Link2ICT?

    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?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPstv View Post
    That's it in a nutshell!
    We don't know unless we try!
    Hmm OK,
    Who will be first to take the plunge?
    I admit the cost of a 10mb business line is the biggest joke since John Kerrys Climate change spiel.
    Well the first point of call would be to look at other schools in other parts of the country and compare costs and services.
    Virgin Media obviously will not want to party with the schools with out Link being the headliner. so who else is available to join the party?
    BT
    schoolsbroadband.co.uk
    rm
    Who will filter the search results?
    Who will monitor it?
    What AV would you use?
    A whole array of questions will need to noted and asked.
    Do we have all these questions?
    Who wants to jump ship then?
    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.

    "You only need one spark to light a bonfire!"

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    so sloooowwwww this morning 0.65mbps download!!!! and 7mbps upload utter pants!

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    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.

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    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.

    http://www.info.trustnet.pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by InspireICT View Post
    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.

    TRUSTnet
    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

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    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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