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Heres an interesting puzzle.
At 5 a.m. my internet connection went 'weird'
Traceroute revealed that some internet sites were inaccessible whilst
others going via the same router were just fine.
I reported it to my ISP, sincere problem seemed to be in one of their
boundary routers, and patched into a proxy on a machine I COULD reach,
and (most) traffic was restored.
At 3pm the problem still existed, so I reported it to them by email
At 4 pm I lost patience and phoned. They admitted the problem, but said
that the router in question had been rebooted and the problem had gone,
but 'the solution seems to be to restart the customer router'
I did, and full connectivity was restored.
But the puzzle remains: how could a problem on a machine miles away
reflect itself in corrupted router NAT tables? As this is the only thing
that I can see that could have produced this behaviour.
I am honestly stumped on this.
Anyone provide a rationale?
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|Heres an interesting puzzle.||The Natural Philosopher||uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband)||4||January 9th 13 12:42 PM|
|WiFi Puzzle?||Harry Bloomfield||uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband)||14||February 7th 09 07:34 PM|
|Wifi puzzle?||Harry Bloomfield||uk.comp.home-networking (UK home networking)||0||February 4th 09 10:58 PM|
|Ok...can anyone puzzle this out.||The Natural Philosopher||uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband)||12||November 12th 08 10:15 PM|
|Connection puzzle||Tim Downie||uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband)||7||March 8th 06 10:07 PM|