Equipment fault with main link
July 26th, 2006 21:45 AET

Ilisys suffered network isolation from the Internet from 20:57 AEST to 21:34: AEST due to an equipment fault.

Once the on-call engineer arrived on site and identified the problem, the connection was re-established.

Ilisys’ apologises for the unscheduled outage.

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Southern Cross cable fault
July 26th, 2006 11:19 AET

There is currently a cable fault with the Southern Cross cable which is causing slow speeds and timeouts for Australian broadband users.

If you are having difficulties browsing sites hosted by Ilisys this may be the cause, there has been no repair time released as of yet.

Update 17:30 AEST: We are advised that this issue has been resolved.

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FTP outage on NT4
July 24th, 2006 16:11 AET

There was an FTP outage between 15:30 AEST and 16:00 AEST on the NT4 Windows server ( This issue has now been resolved.

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ColdFusion sites offline
July 19th, 2006 23:37 AET

ColdFusion sites on the NT3 server (IP would have been unavailable between 22:35 AEST and 23:20 AEST due to an issue with that server. All sites are now functioning correctly on that server.

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Windows server NT4 restarted
July 19th, 2006 15:43 AET

One of our Windows servers, NT4, IP address, had to be rebooted at 15:30 AEST to fix a problem with it communicating with the SQL Server. Sites on that server would have had a 2 minute outage.

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Possible denial of service attack may have affected some sites
July 16th, 2006 11:39 AET

Monitoring detected exhaustion of available resources on several servers of the linux cluster, several times this morning.

On investigation, one particular IP address was connecting multiple times to multiple servers and holding the connection open, thus consuming a web server thread until the webserver timed-out.

After blocking that IP address at our firewall, the servers returned to normal.

Sites on the cluster may have appeared to be down for short periods as legitimate users were denied a connection due to this.

Update 21:30 AEST: Another possible DOS attack from an IP on the same ISP was blocked this evening. Again, sites may have had intermittent outages due to exhaustion of connections on each webserver in the cluster.

Update 17 Jul 16:15 AEST: Continuing to get DOS attacks from new IP addresses on the same ISP probably as the person resets their router and gets assigned a new IP address.  We are attempting to get the ISP involved to act and have also involved the Police.  We have also shutdown the website the DOS attacks are targetting as a temporary measure.

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MySQL connection errors
July 8th, 2006 12:46 AET

Some customers may have experienced problems connecting to their mysql database temporarily at about 12:05 AEST. These problem has been resolved now.

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