Network maintenance will be performed starting at 10:30 on Thursday night. Maintenance should be completed within three hours.

Expected impact of the maintenance:
  • This maintenance will cause a loss of connectivity to the Internet, but it is expected that the outage will be brief as the redundant firewall should take over once the primary firewall is disconnected.
  • It is possible that web browsing and outgoing e-mail may be slower than usual during the remainder of the outage.
  • Other services which will be unavailable throughout the duration of the outage will include RT, Big Brother, network registration, PC-based voicemail access, the Registrar's Division fax server and the conference guest public network.
  • The following hosted servers will also be disconnected from the network during the outage:, and
During the maintenance, a network switch in the Struben data centre will be replaced.