[Rack] [Noisebridge-discuss] Internet down.

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Thu Aug 23 21:21:59 UTC 2012


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Danny O'Brien wrote, On 2012-08-23 12:16:
> We should maybe get status.noisebridge.net back up and running if
> this a new or recurring problem.

status.noisebridge.net is rather useless in my option when diagnosing
problems from the inside.

A simple web page script running on minotaur in conjunction with a
smokeping would be better, hooked up to a display bolted to the side
of Penisland.

The standard use case of if the internet is up or down should be
something like...

"A ping to DNSable address can be completed from minotaur's wifi
interface, to something else on the internet"

At the top of the page/screen should be a light. If it's green,
everything works. If it's yellow, some bit of the Noisebridge internal
infrastructure is borked, if it's red, our connection via MB or Sonic
is down.

I don't know if we're still doing any sort of load balancing or fall
back between our two links, but it would be nice to display that
current information on the screen, along with our internal IP space if
folks don't want to use DHCP, wifi networks (and their health), local
DNS status, etc. Eventually the page could possibly recommend how to
fix the problem.

The Mac Mini that was running Zebra is completely fucked and I
honestly don't want to waste any time trying to resurrect it. Might be
time for us to re-appropriate the screen it's connect to and attach it
to Penisland under the wall of tubes and use it to display this page
via minotaur.

I could do some of this in fugly PHP.

- -- 
Rubin
rubin at starset.net
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