Sunday, January 18, 2009

Power issues continue

Most of the power got restored last night, but it seems that today, the south of the county is on. I've seen brief power cuts north of the bay, but anything near of Clare is gone for a while now.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Galway International Rally, wireless and gale force storms

The Rally is on again. They haven't been fortunate with the weather.

A shed-roof was blown onto the street and delayed one of the stages. In Moylough a tree fell into the powerlines and onto the street covering half of it. Around Monivea a couple of trees fell into the telephone wires and onto the street. The weather is quite inconsitant with dry spells, lashing rain and hail taking each their turn.

On top of all of that from mid day and on most of Moycullen and Menlo had no power. Roscommon seems to have random power issues, too. Our network has been keeping up so far, with only one base known to be damaged for sure, but looking at what's to come over the weekend, we might be unfortunate to see more down the road.

Friday, January 16, 2009

MPLS and RouterOS 3.19

With the release of RouterOS 3.19 and the last bugs fixed that affected us in the MPLS code, we've actually completed most of the change in the core network.

The changes to VPLS circuits on the core links has added another 15% bandwidth and cut latency into half or better.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Mikrotik RouterOS 3.18 release

The long awaited RouterOS 3.18 release came out today.

Part of the features, I was looking for was number one on the changelog list "*) IPv6 address auto-configuration: added recursive DNS server option;", but also various fixes in mpls-test and routing-test.

So, we'll start upgrading the lab-routers and DOH !!!! .. Instead of adding rdns advertisements, RA doesn't work at all. No IPv6 autoconfiguration. Let's see how the tests progress, but this is very bad already.