2010/05/02 - Unscheduled Internet Outage
Shortly before midday the University lost access to the Internet. Users will likely experience this outage as an ERR_DNS_FAIL or ERR_CONNECT_FAIL error when trying to access websites. When accessing secure (https://) web sites, your browser may report that the connection has timed out or the site is unreachable.

We've reported this outage to TENET's service desk, and they've indicated that an engineer is on his way to a suspected fibre break.
We've had confirmation that this outage is as a result of a fibre optic cable break about 8km from Neotel's North End point of presence in Port Elizabeth. Neotel currently have technicians on site and are attending to the problem. They haven't given us an estimated time-to-repair.