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New traffic management hardware

Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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New traffic management hardware

Hi all,
Tomorrow morning we'll be enabling one of our gateways (PCL-AG01) to exclusively use this new platform.
We're letting you know this for several reasons, however two of the most prominent are that you guys here will be able to help us spot any possible issues with the service and also that (we hope) you'll deliberately be connecting to PCL-AG01 to let us know what you think of it Smiley
Any questions please post them in this thread and we'll do what we can to answer. Thanks very much.
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KevinA
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Re: New traffic management hardware

Should we gateway hop tomorrow or tonight to get on that gateway?
Plusnet Alumni (retired) paulmh5
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Re: New traffic management hardware

We dont plan to be disconnecting any users as part of the work so whichever is more convenient for you.
dick:quote
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Re: New traffic management hardware

Has anybody succeeded in getting on to pcl-ag01? I've been trying for an hour without success. Sad
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: New traffic management hardware

Perhaps
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Tomorrow morning we'll be enabling one of our gateways (PCL-AG01) to exclusively use this new platform.
may be the problem. They may have blocked it temporarily
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Re: New traffic management hardware

I have hoped that Paul Hughes would have said if that was the case.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: New traffic management hardware

No, you should be able to connect to it
Kelly Dorset
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Re: New traffic management hardware

Just tried about a dozen hops and am now giving up
Community Veteran
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Re: New traffic management hardware

I tried way more than a dozen times and have given up.
Edit: Is it significant that Jim and I are in a similar area of the country?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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brueton
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Re: New traffic management hardware

You are currently connected to gateway pcl-ag01.  Smiley
Took about 10 tries this morning.
PeteB
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Re: New traffic management hardware

I've also managed to connect after five or six attempts.

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Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: New traffic management hardware

Morning all, it went without a hitch so all's good from our side of things so should be the same here too - hope that's the case?
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Re: New traffic management hardware

Is this new traffic management going to ensure that information arriving at VMBU is categorised correctly Huh
Plusnet Staff
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Re: New traffic management hardware

Everything should still be classified in the same way it was previously, if something classified wrong let us know and wireshark it if possible and we'll take a look.
If this post resolved your issue please click the 'This fixed my problem' button
 Chris Parr
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Re: New traffic management hardware

Any one managed to get onto PCL-AG01 and has a TBB graph?
Kelly Dorset
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