2009/11/23 - Unscheduled Internet Outage
Shortly after 7PM, the University lost access to international sites for reasons as yet unknown. Users will likely experience this outage as an ERR_DNS_FAIL or ERR_CONNECT_FAIL error when trying to access websites hosted overseas (note that this includes some sites ending in .za).
This is apparently the result of a fibre break, most likely on the Durban<->Mtunzini route that's been problematic in the recent past.
Dark Fibre Africa's technician believes that the fibre on the Durban <-> Mtunzeni route has been cut in two places, and is currently working to establish exactly where these are.