[Mageia-sysadm] is the svn server down?

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Sat Mar 31 12:51:51 CEST 2012

On Sat, 31 Mar 2012, Michael Scherer wrote:

> For the record, I see that ( alamut default gateway,
> whose reverse is gateway-mageia.ielo.net ) is not answering to ping and
> on the other hand, the default gateway for zarb.org ( )
> answer to ping. 
> And I am pretty sure that this gateway is after our switch from a
> network point of view, and so that this should answer fine if our switch
> is unplugged.  
> So I suppose that this device ( 158.45 ) do send network
> topology/routing with OSPF or RIP etc, and for some reason, it no longer
> announce the route for our network.
> It could be caused by our switch being broken, but that would be rather
> strange, as I do not know any network equipment that would act like this
> ( doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, but usually, network is not that
> smart ).

According to gradator, this is normal if the switch is down. When the
port is down, OSPF automatically clear the route.

> So what did IELO said exactly ?

The port where our switch is connected is down.

> ( cause "our switch" can mean the switch we use, or the switch they use
> for us, as I doubt they remember do know exactly how everything is done
> for all the client they have  )
> And more important, what can we do to diagnose the issue, does it have
> to wait on Monday ? 

I think we cannot do a lot, until someone from LO is in the datacenter
and can check the switch, to see if we need to replace it.

But even if the swich is not the problem, it would be a good idea to
replace it for a bigger one, to allow us to connect the arm boards on
it (instead of connecting them behind valstar). We also need to replace
one of the disk on the arm boards which seems to be not working.

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