Yet another lanka bell service outage.

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A week does not pass by without Lanka Bell WiMax suffering a massive breakdown. Late last night the service went down. Different from the usual scenario where you just can't establish a PPPoE connection because the PPP server isn't responding. This time the PPP connection is up but you cannot browse you cannot check mail. Nothing goes past Lankabell BroadBand's pathetically configured router:

[[email protected] Packages]# ping google.com PING google.com (209.85.171.99) 56(84) bytes of data. From 10.12.2.114 icmp_seq=10 Destination Host Unreachable From 10.12.2.114 icmp_seq=14 Destination Host Unreachable ^C --- google.com ping statistics --- 20 packets transmitted, 0 received, +2 errors, 100% packet loss, time 24068ms

[[email protected] Packages]# traceroute google.com traceroute to google.com (72.14.207.99), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1  10.12.0.17 (10.12.0.17)  36.826 ms  41.930 ms  46.927 ms 2  10.12.2.114 (10.12.2.114)  51.688 ms  57.394 ms  57.390 ms 3  * * * 4  * * * 5  * * * 6  * * * 7  * * * 8  * * * 9  * * *

Please note that the names are being resolved because I have a caching name server setup locally. Less said about Lanka Bell DNS the better. Later we are informed that their submarine link has been damaged. Surely they have a backup? Surely they have satellite links? Well right now I think I am being routed via satellites. Yes service was restored a few hours ago (if you could call it that). It took about two minutes for my wordpress editor page to load.

PING 67.131.250.72 (67.131.250.72) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 67.131.250.72: icmp_seq=18 ttl=46 time=1210 ms 64 bytes from 67.131.250.72: icmp_seq=19 ttl=46 time=1208 ms 64 bytes from 67.131.250.72: icmp_seq=20 ttl=46 time=1202 ms 64 bytes from 67.131.250.72: icmp_seq=22 ttl=46 time=1230 ms ^C --- 67.131.250.72 ping statistics --- 24 packets transmitted, 4 received, 83% packet loss, time 23138ms

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