DSL Problems, Downtime

I take the unusual approach of hosting my Web-site, and therefore also my blog, not on a professional hosting service, which is what most people would do, but on my personal computer at home. What this means is that the visibility of this blog is only as good, as the Internet connection that I have from home. And so, where some subscribers to my ISP may only describe trivial problems with their service, this blog has downtime, due to the slightest problem with my DSL connection.

Well, yesterday, March 8, between 14h00 and 15h00, as well as today, March 9, between 10h00 and 13h05, there were issues with my DSL again, each one a brief issue, during which my blog would not have been visible. I apologize for any inconvenience to my readers.

There has been quite a history of such problems, specifically affecting my blog. The last time a Bell Technician needed to come, he needed to replace circuit-boards that exist in the network node, and which therefore exist on the side of the ISP. But because of both:

  1. The actual lines having been reconnected (earlier), and
  2. This hard, described problem of the circuit boards resulting in their replacement,

This describes repairs to the satisfaction of my ISP, and there was hope that there might be no more connection issues. However, connection issues have returned to my home. Because the two types of problems I listed above won’t normally ‘unfix themselves’, I have to assume that I’m running in to a new type of problem now, which my ISP has not yet diagnosed.

(Update 3/10/2019, 13h40 … )

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DSL Problems, Downtime

I take the unusual approach of Hosting my Web-site and this blog, on my Personal Computer at home. Unfortunately this means that the visibility of either is only as good, as the WAN (Wide Area Network) connectivity of my computer, which is established via a DSL (a Digital Subscriber Line).

Well between 12h00 and 3h00 this morning (February 27), I was experiencing DSL issues again, which has happened often. And so my blog and site were off-line.

I apologize to my readers for any inconvenience this might have caused.

(Update 2/27/2019, 16h45 : )

The technician from my ISP worked very hard to reconfigure my DSL wires, from their end, and was apparently successful at remedying the problem, without requiring that another technician come to my home.

But a fact which accompanies this news is, that even during such trouble-shooting steps, a mini-disruption in one customer’s service results (mine).

As a result, my site and blog were off-line again, from about 15h00 until about 16h30 this afternoon. But I’m expecting no more problems in the immediate future.

(Update 2/28/2019, 20h50 : )

Surprisingly to me, I had more DSL / connection issues today. This caused my site and blog to be offline from about 13h00 until about 20h45.

This time around, a Technician did need to come to my home, and what he seemed to discover was, that in the Neighbourhood Network Node, that “Bell Fibe” customers connect to via DSL, and that is connected up-stream via Fibre-Optics, apparently, the two circuit-boards which my DSL wires connect to, were fried. So the technician replaced both circuit-boards – on their end and not on my end – and once again, I have a WAN.

Even though I’d really like to say that this time my problems are dealt with, I’ve been having so much bad luck with this – Who knows, maybe I’m jinxed? :-D



DSL Problems, Downtime

I take the unusual approach, of hosting my Web-site and blog on my personal PC at home, instead of on a hosting service. This means that the visibility of my blog is only as good, as my Internet connection at home.

Well sometimes it has been happening to me lately, that I’ve had DSL problems, such as according to this earlier posting. When this happens, my site experiences downtime.

Even though my service has been stable for about a month now, as of 21h00 last night, February 22, this has been happening to me again. I’m going to work with my ISP to try to resolve the issue as before. In the meantime I apologize for any inconvenience to my readers.


As of 12h00, February 23, the connection seems stable for the moment.



DSL Problems, Downtime

I take the unusual approach of hosting my site and my blog, on a private PC at home, instead of on a professional hosting service. This means that the availability of the site is only as good as my DSL connection at home.

Since about 11h00 yesterday, January 30, I’ve been experiencing problems with my DSL. This means that my site has been sporadically unavailable in the meantime. Further, when the technician from my ISP comes to repair the problem, today in the afternoon (January 31), his work will require that he disconnect my DSL, which means more downtime.

I apologize to my readers, and hope that this problem will soon be fixed.

(Update 1/31/2019, 20h00 : )

The technician was able to resolve this problem, but the service interruption which was required, for him to complete his job, lasted from 17h40 until 20h00 this evening.

I thank the tech-support of Bell Canada, as well as the hard work of the technician.

My site and blog should now be reliable again.