Network Incident: 3rd July 2018

Earlier today we experienced two seperate but related network faults that affected a number of customers. We take the availability of our network very seriously, and with the the impact of these incidents being much larger than usual, we felt it warranted a post-mortem. At 11:15pm on Monday 2nd July, we performed some routine maintenance on our IPv6 network. Following the change, our engineering team … Continue reading Network Incident: 3rd July 2018

A new era for .au

Over the weekend we saw the biggest change to the .au domain name space. The operational control and management for .au has been migrated to Afilias, who currently manage over 25 of the global Top Level Domains (TLDs). The transition means that domain owners can now register domains for a range of time periods (from 1 year to 5 years) and benefit from reduced costs. … Continue reading A new era for .au

Wholesale NBN API Released

As part of our commitment to deliver a better experience for our wholesale customers, we’re pleased to announce the initial release of our Wholesale NBN API. Currently the REST based API allows our Wholesale RSPs to perform detailed service qualifications, including detail such as the NTD and expected attainable line speed. We’re rapidly adding support for new features, which will shortly include ordering, service lifecycle … Continue reading Wholesale NBN API Released

“Hey Cortana, can you change my password?”

Do you ever save passwords to a text file on your computer? If you do, then Cortana – Microsoft’s assistant for Windows 10 – may allow someone to gain access to your computer even while it’s locked. This flaw was patched in the Microsoft Patch update released yesterday. The security flaw relates to the fact that Cortana (which can be activated by saying Hey Cortana) … Continue reading “Hey Cortana, can you change my password?”

Supercharge your OpenStack Replay Fu (when you use SC Storage)

You’ve just discovered that your user broke something. No worries. You’ll just roll back to an earlier storage snapshot. You log into Horizon, browse to the instance and get the instance id. You then work out the UUID’s of the attached volume, jump into the SC Storage Manager, look through your list of hundreds of volumes, carefully compare the UUIDs, search for the date of … Continue reading Supercharge your OpenStack Replay Fu (when you use SC Storage)