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Monday, 19 December 2011 15:35

Aussie government downed by botched upgrade

Written by Nick Farell

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Has tried to turn it off and turn it on again

The IT Crowd working for the Australian government is in a bit of hot water after the website, aph.gov.au, has been down for a couple of days after a botched maintenance upgrade.

When the site went down everyone expected that it was hackers or someone protesting about something, but Alan Thompson, secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Services, said the specific cause of the failure was still a mystery but there was no external attack on the aph.gov.au site.

What it seems is that the Government's IT department decided to do major maintenance upgrade of our whole IT system including security patches. One of the upgrades was a security upgrade of the website to help repel attacks and hacking attacks. It all worked well for internal users but for some reason it saw the rest of the world as a dangerous place and would not let it in.

Apparently it took an elaborate rebooting process to actually fully reconnect it to the external world.

More here.

Nick Farell

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-2 #1 Jay 2011-12-19 23:47
Australia is a shit country USA& UK are 10x better hell even Singapore is 10x better than OZZ down under
 
 
+1 #2 Silentwalker 2011-12-20 04:40
Quoting Jay:
Australia is a shit country USA& UK are 10x better hell even Singapore is 10x better than OZZ down under


Yeah... ok what ever you say warrior. No but seriously stop your trolling, how many of your accounts have been banned because of useless comments like this?
 
 
-2 #3 Jay 2011-12-20 05:25
Quoting Silentwalker:
Yeah... ok what ever you say warrior. No but seriously stop your trolling, how many of your accounts have been banned because of useless comments like this?
WTF u saying..I'm just giving an opinion on the article is that a crime!?
Why we wanna know about Australia if the author is australian or site is australian then okay...this is not general news or austrlia today. I'm just giving my views
& wtf...who is this warrior...I'm no warrior but I did like the new Warrior movie with Kurt Angle! 8)
 
 
+1 #4 Sniper87 2011-12-20 06:11
unless I missed the point entirely this is an IT news site, well for the most part, and this is IT related. Also mate seriously you are one of the worst trolls going especially when you put crap on Australia without us Wifi doesnt exist and you probably wouldnt be sitting in starbucks typing your tripe. :P
 
 
+1 #5 Silentwalker 2011-12-20 15:19
Quoting Jay:
Quoting Jay:
WTF u saying..I'm just giving an opinion on the article is that a crime!?
Why we wanna know about Australia if the author is australian or site is australian then okay...this is not general news or austrlia today. I'm just giving my views
& wtf...who is this warrior...I'm no warrior but I did like the new Warrior movie with Kurt Angle! 8)


Well with comments like that it should be, also why would "we" want to know about Australia? oh I don't know... maybe because it's not just American's who come to this site? and news is news. Also take me for example I'm Australian, and I am willing to bet I'm not the only Australian that visits this website for regular updates on many different topics.
 

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