I Hate Firewalls

After spending most of the day extensively testing the new resilient firewall setup with no problems, we went to move in into production just after 5pm thinking it would take 45 minutes or so. However thanks to some bizzare compatibilty problem between our HP Procurve 4000 switch, and the shonky BT supplied Cisco routers, it turned in to a packet loss nightmare. We ended up having to bypass the Procurve switch which has the unwelcome side effect of breaking the high availability cluster unless you put up with around 50% packet loss.

Tomorrow I need to shout at BT a lot, faff around with various duplexing settings, and try to find another way to connect to rooms at opposite ends of the site without using fibre as we seem to have run out of media converters.

I need beer.

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12 Responses to I Hate Firewalls

  1. Simon says:

    Good plan, I think I’ll have a beer as well :)

  2. alex says:

    in my expert opinion, i’d say you need to replace your network flange…
    works every time..

  3. matt says:

    we just need 1.21 Gigawatts and we can send him back to the future.

  4. Father says:

    It’s the inter-oscillating spingle-spangle nut and a lack of steam pressure, I can tell!

  5. alex says:

    dont tell me you’re a back to the future fan Matt..??? unbelieveable… dont meet many others…

  6. Simon says:

    I thought that *everybody* was a back to the future fan?

  7. alex says:

    i spent last weekend in London and managed to fit in watching the whole trilogy! Great Scott!

  8. matt says:

    I’ve not seen any for a while, they were on Sky a few Xmas 04, so I think I saw all three about 4 times. ACE!

  9. alex says:

    Check out that 4×4! That is hot..

  10. matt says:

    I nearly bought 1 and 2 in tesco *7 quid each* but I resisted.

  11. matt says:

    infact.
    just bought the trilogy from play, 16quid, boomargain!

  12. grant says:

    Hello? McFly?

    Everyone is a BttF fan……………..