February 10, 2015 We have been scrambling like mad for the last few days to determine the cause of the periodic network outages. After thoroughly checking we found nothing within our network that would have caused or precipitated the outages. Finally we determined that they are being caused by a large amount of unwanted and unsolicited traffic coming to our network from outside. Netblocks that we own, but are currently not even using, are being scanned by bad-actors (to put it mildly). We are blocking this traffic from actually entering our network but it is still traversing the Frontier network where it is triggering packet count limits resulting in the periodic network outages (Frontier blocks our ports if the packet counts go too high). We have requested that Frontier block this traffic instead of allowing it to traverse their network and as soon as that is done the outages should end.
February 14, 2014 Black Butte Solar Repeater (Mitchell) is back online! With charged up batteries Greg and Glenn made it back to site and started it up. Was that a monster feat of mud hill climbing by Greg or what!
February 14, 2014 Fossil clients on the 3.65 AP were switched to the 2.4 GHz AP until the road up Black Butte (Fossil) is navigable.
February 13, 2014 The Fossil APs were down briefly in the late afternoon. Richard was able navigate the mud to reset and reconfigure the 2.4 GHZ AP before dark.
February 13, 2014 Greg and Glenn made it to the site to retrieve the batteries. The batteries were depleted but not totally without any charge left. Hopefully they are not ruined. The batteries are now being charged up so that we can ascertain their condition.
February 7, 2014 Black Butte Solar Repeater (Mitchell) is down. Three feet of snow, cloudy weather and way below freezing temperatures did the trick. And as it is in a relatively inaccessible location it will be a few days before on onsite damage inspection can be performed.