Re: [70ATTENDEES] Marriott internet outage

Neil Schwartzman <> Thu, 06 December 2007 14:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [70ATTENDEES] Marriott internet outage
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On 12/5/07 9:12 PM, "Paul Aitken" <> wrote:

> There seemed to be a slight outage in the Marriott's internet at 9pm:
> VPN died, and once the tunnel was down there was no net access at all. I
> couldn't DHCP an IP address.
> Guest-Tek said there was a "small issue" with the ISP, and it's all
> working fine again now


The technician I called and I attributed it to a wiring problem during my
outage at 4 p.m. Or so; I jiggled the ethernet and it worked. The young lady
at the front desk here informed me that they sometimes have problems with
'guest-provided cabling' and encouraged me to use the one provided by the
hotel (in the desk drawer).

I ignored the advice and the connectivity has been fine for  the past 12
> - at least for a given value of "fine" which didn't anticipate 100's of
> engineers being online at the same time.

I have to wonder, how many here are actual Engineers? I'm not, but my old
man wore an Iron ring for Canadair for most of his career.

For those who are not familiar with the iron ring ceremony, google it.

Neil Schwartzman
Manager, Compliance & ISP Relations
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