Friday, December 29, 2006

Singapore internet disaster day 4

Well it looks like most web traffic is redirected now and I can finally access singaporean sites whereas I was unable to do so even yesterday. It looks like traffic was redirected through US and Europe instead of running through Taiwan to get to Australia.

Jeez that took a while. Oh, wait. singtel website is still broke. I guess I have to try again tomorrow.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Internet disaster in Singapore

Internet access in Singapore took a blow yesterday and I'm annoyed because I am having troubles connecting to Singaporean sites.

Here are the associated news, however I can't view the channel news asia news as that is hosted in Singapore

Internet access in Singapore severely affected by Taiwan earthquake - Channel News Asia
Earthquake disrupts Internet access in Asia -

I would think this is really bad for business considering how important the internet pipe are to businesses and gamers :).

It is probably about time that some people started looking at better redundency for internet connectivity.

Suggestions for internet disaster recovery and redundancy if anyone is paying attention.

  1. Mirrored offshore hosting for news, financial and other critical sites.
  2. Satellite based internet for inbound connections. (used a lot in outback australia)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006


If a picture paints a thousand words, this might probably describe what I have been up to.

Splitting the home network

Who wouldn't want to separate the traffic at home for security reasons. The more common ones include wireless guest and wireless users. ...