SimpleSi (15th June 2010)
A group of headteachers want their own website for sharing documents/info and to get away from Lancs hosting I was looking at the CSNewsMedia website and clicked on Contact us - 1 min later - Netsweeper has blocked it as web chat
Also, rumour via Westfield helpdesk is that we are not getting local control of filtering on 1st July - quelle surprise!
I assume every one got the email with the LGfL Service Outage - Update.pdf
But if not find it attached!
Why would you assume thatI assume every one got the email
Some of us are mushrooms remember
And now - the worst has happened - they've Red Listed Logmein
How/what/where/who??????I have had my school 10.120.x.x address added to a "Semi-unfiltered"
So, I interpret that Friday's collapse was due to Firewall server problems and nothing to do with the new filter servers - is that what others think they've said?
If i remember right email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them the IP address you want adding and few days later bingo. But i dont know if you need to be on a different network or what, so would call them (westfield) 1st.
Was talking to ****** (NO NAMES) monday and they hinted that there was a filter problem on the monday then wednesday they had a memory leak with a firewall...
built up to a big problem friday.
So could sound like it started off a filter problem that over load the firewall, but that's speculation.
They seem to be redlisting a number of sites, the WordPress Resources site being one - just done the new school site on WordPress, and when I need to update elements I currently need to do it from home, AND MANUALLY .. The reason I chose wordpress was the lovely auto update features it has, but sadly as the whole of WordPress is blocked due to it being "Journals and Blogs" I'm scuppered ..
MEH .. I can understand blocking wordpress.com .. the actual blogging area, but Wordpress.org is the resource and downloads section of the site. GAH! /rant (for now)
DriverPacks is blocked as being WebChat! GAH .. trying to sort an image .. another thing to do from home me thinks ..
I as explained on the phone to Westfield Centre today, the end service we are currently receiving is very poor.
Obvious primary resource sites are being very slow to load or not loading at all.
At this point in time, Im thinking that one of the practical problems is that the Westifield centre don't seem to have a test setup of a simple server, a client desktop machine and a NED box so that when I ring up and say x isn't working (or is slow) they are unable to do simple replicated tests.
And it seems that no-one is prepared to roll-back to the previous system (or just switch the filtering off or put it in some sort of dumb mode )
But maybe they are doing all of the above but just aren't telling us.
I was trying to demonstrate a website to a group of headteachers today - needless to say - I couldn't even load my own Lancsngfl websites half-way through a 30 min presentation.
And I can't be bothered to report that sort of thing anymore as I believe that no-one actually cares or can do anything real to help
What a complete CF
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