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validator456 07-09-2013 05:51 AM

Network down regularly
 
I have a friend who works at a multinational company in the Netherlands. He off hand talked about the network he works with in this company. He said that it is down regularly.

I couldn't believe my ears. I work at home but is this going on in other companies as well? Big and small. And if so, how bad is it?

Tell me your experiences on this matter. I am very much interested in it.

SteveThePirate87 07-10-2013 02:57 PM

Depends what type of company they work for, they're network might be getting flooded with traffic and there are no measures in place to prevent it. It's all down to how well the sys admin sets the network up and what security measures in place. Also if their ISP's network is unreliable then that could play a part in it too.

Ser Olmy 07-10-2013 03:44 PM

"The network is down" could mean a lot of different things, but I agree that it is completely unacceptable for core network services at a company to become unavailable often enough that it can be called a common occurrence.

If the Internet connection goes down regularly, you need a new ISP. If the internal network stops functioning or internal servers become unavailable on a regular basis, you need to find a new network administrator.

unSpawn 07-10-2013 05:03 PM

...and besides that there'll always be businesses and institutions that don't understand the value of redundancy until it's too late.

frankbell 07-10-2013 08:47 PM

I have not encountered this, not "repeatedly."

Either their ISP or their internal structure has *Issues.*

SteveThePirate87 07-12-2013 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by unSpawn (Post 4987996)
...and besides that there'll always be businesses and institutions that don't understand the value of redundancy until it's too late.

Customers of the web hosting company i work for too lol they try to run their business on virtual or dedicated servers or shared hosting infact without any sort of backup being kept. Same thing when these guys that run network, no redundancy is a heart break and job sacking waiting to happen :)

unSpawn 07-13-2013 04:05 AM

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Originally Posted by SteveThePirate87 (Post 4989326)
Customers of the web hosting company i work for too lol they try to run their business on virtual or dedicated servers or shared hosting infact without any sort of backup being kept.

That's not exceptional. People do not tend to think about it as an investment they should protect. Until it's too late that is. And even when they have a backup scheme in place they often forget to implement checking backup consistency (backup process finished OK but backup size is nil) or actually testing a restore works (like missing incremental 5 of 7)...


Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveThePirate87 (Post 4989326)
Same thing when these guys that run network, no redundancy is a heart break and job sacking waiting to happen

Same deal really.


The overarching problem is that, while some blithely believe there are, there really are no free rides. So in any line of business where quality is subject to solely what the market economy dictates about anyone gravitates to making deals on the cheap. Businesses showing a knack for making the right long term investments and the dealings of knowledgeable customers are what matter (to me), the rest is completely uninteresting: just money changing hands.

validator456 07-14-2013 06:25 AM

With network being down, he meant that he was unable to use the computer for anything. So no internet, no Word etc. That must mean that the networkadministrator doesn't do his job well.

Thank you for your answers.

mariose 07-15-2013 08:58 AM

:twocents: Hi validator456,

Your situation does sound like quite a predicament. You may want to look into switching and routing loops that may be occuring. You may even have faulty hardware.

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"The network is down" could mean a lot of different things,


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