Ok, for those who haven’t been following along, the summary:
- I used to work as a sysadmin for the College of Engineering and Mines at the University of Arizona
- My boss’s boss was a soulless little troll who is incapable of making rational decisions
- I refused to play along with his little political games and quit before he could fire me for insubordination
- Hedwig and Nobby are no longer hosted on university webspace
The official server status report is being kept on my general access university space at http://www.u.arizona.edu/~ammon.
Well, the networking losers here in the ECE building decided to have a major scheduled downtime today. They sent out a fairly uninformative email, but at least did have the courtesey to let us know beforehand. They claimed a 12 hour block of time for the project and gave no details other than it was gonna be big.
At like 6pm, they stopped working on things – without bringing everything back up – and went off to dinner. They got back at around 8:30 and I went in to ask them a few questions. I was brushed off in a rather uncouth manner.
However, after 15 more minutes of banging on things, I have finally figured out a way to get my servers -back- onto the internet. They changed our gateway’s ip address w/o any notice and would have just left me to rot.