2008/11/18 - Unscheduled Internet Outage
About ten minutes ago, the University lost all access to the Internet. Users will likely experience this as an ERR_DNS_FAIL or ERR_CONNECT_FAIL error when trying to access websites hosted off campus.

The cause of the outage is currently not known, but is a fault somewhere on our upstream service provider's network. TENET's service desk detected the fault automatically and have already initiated an investigation. We're awaiting feedback from them.
We've just been informed that the cause of this outage is a break in the fibre optic cable between North End and Swartkops in Port Elizabeth. This is the same location as the outage last Wednesday. Neotel haven't yet been able to give us an estimated time-to-repair.