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Service Outage: Network Outage October 22, 2005

The following announcement is made by SCS Computing Facilities:

On Saturday October 22nd, a network outage will affect network connectivity between:

  • SCS network and the Internet
  • SCS network and Research network (Internet2)

TIME OF EVENT: 5:00 a.m. EDT - 6:00 a.m. EDT


All areas of SCS network that depend upon external Internet connectivity (as well as connections and access to off-campus sites and services) will experience interruptions.

Services that will experience interruptions include:

  • Commodity Internet
  • Abilene/I2/Internet2
  • Email (Email is held and then delivered once maintenance is completed.)
  • VPN connections from external sites


Computing Services is upgrading to a new redundant border router for Internet services. Commodity and Research (I2) Internet connectivity will experience brief outages as they perform fail-over testing to the new router.


Please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk