A crazy day/night

There was a major network outage yesterday at Stanford yesterday:

At 11:45 a.m. today, a contractor cut a cable to Forsythe Hall resulting in a disruption of university computer service.  There was no disruption to 911 service at either the university or Stanford Hospital. Interim recovery procedures were in effect at 1:45 p.m., according to the Forsythe emergency operations center.  Faculty and staff using the network may experiences periodic network problems throughout the day as the university works to repair the damage.

Even with 1/3 of FAH sitting in Forsythe, we’re in pretty good shape, with mainly just our web server out of commission until Thursday morning.  Redundancy in the server backend is a very good thing.