2011/06/18 - Unscheduled Internet outage
At about 11AM this morning, Rhodes lost all access to the Internet for reasons as yet unknown. The problem appears to be on the circuit between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth, and is only affecting Rhodes.

You will likely experience this outage as an ERR_DNS_FAIL or ERR_CONNECT_FAIL error when trying to access websites hosted outside South Africa (even those ending in .za). When accessing secure (https://) web sites, your browser may report that the connection has timed out or the site is unreachable.

The problem has been reported to TENET's service desk and we're awaiting feedback.
The problem appears to be between Neotel & Infraco's termination equipment on Rhodes' campus. Neotel have dispatched a technician from Port Elizabeth to investigate, and he is expected to arrive at around 3.30PM. We will have a better idea of when service might be restored after Neotel have arrived on site.