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By ReallyEvilCanine (Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 04:05:28 AM EST) A Day in the Life, networking, WTF, IANA, DeNiro, pie (all tags)
Wrong Address

You have to be really, really drunk to stumble home into the wrong house. Though I've been literally falling down drunk, I've never actually managed to show up at the wrong door as a result, although I have managed to walk up a couple extra flights of stairs before realising it. I'd be even more upset if someone I was paying to make sure I was in the right house insisted on putting my near-carcass in the IBM board room. I'd be angrier still if he insisted it was my fault because I had an IBM computer.

Strange? Yes, but not as strange as the Prio-1 ticket we got from $GlobalTechCorp, which started with the usual "HELP! ALL SYSTEM DOWN! YOUR FAULT! WE CHANGE NOTHING WRONG!"

Poll: The Hanna-Barbera Survivor matches continue

x-posted to da brog.

Their ticket continued:
We have moved Production Server from 5.x( Network to 58.x( network, also we have moved it from one Domain to another Domain. Since then we are facing multiple issues and errors in starting services.

Inspite of giving all logon privileges to the dependency user for $YourBigApp services, it is still its not starting. We are also getting errors whenever I am login as "RPC LOCATOR encountered a problem Pls tell microsoft about the problem". I have tried to re-configure services but it is giving errors like "unable locate SERVER HOST". We are getting Similar erros at app servers end also.

It was like looking at the worst print ad ever: I sat there staring at the description with my patented WTF face, knowing there was something terribly wrong, but needing a few seconds for it to sink in.

Their IP address was 5-dot-something? That can't be right. This is an Indian company; all the low numbers are entire Class A IP blocks owned by the original ARPAnet participants like IBM, AT&T, DoD and Xerox. The 5-block is IANA's. I did a quick look-up and found out that the 58.2.x.x B-block is owned by some Indian ISP. Pinging these two different addresses told me everything else I needed to know. IANA wasn't using the 5.x IPs; the ISP was. Yeah, that would explain the RPC errors, the inability of every machine to to get an address and contact each other except via NetBEUI, all of it.

Resolved in about 20 seconds: fix domains, meet my friend NAT, fix routing, use your own damned IPs, Root Cause: 17-Fuckwit. I went to call the idiots and take ownership of the ticket but another monkey had beaten me to it. I'd waited to enter my ID to take the thing but held off to make sure it wouldn't blow up in my face, turn into a stinker, or possibly be handled by one of the corporate contacts who've managed to make the shitlist, people such as $BigBank's MookMan.

And just as I finished writing this, who should happen to submit a ticket? None other than the notorious MookMan himself. The room exploded with the howls of monkeys of different nationalities all trying to do their best Pacino/DeNiro Brooklyn: "Iss da mook! It's fockin' MookMan!"

One day a real rain is gonna come and wash the scum and the filth outta da server rooms.

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And we'll keep our 13. addies by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 04:12:02 AM EST
until IPv8, thank you very much.

worst print ad ever by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 04:55:58 AM EST
You do know that it's a hoax, right?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

NO YUO! ITS REAL!!!!1! by ReallyEvilCanine (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 05:01:44 AM EST
It says so on the intarwebs.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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Wrong house by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 05:30:54 AM EST
I've done that a couple of times. Worst time was when I got into the wrong car next to a terrified woman.

It's political correctness gone mad!

I had a friend who did it. by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 09:53:42 AM EST
And tried to break in upon finding his key didn't work.

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wrong house by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Jun 26, 2007 at 09:14:00 AM EST
The address range I used to operate was one digit different from not-quite a private range. So people would fuck up their addresses by picking the wrong subnet, then typo it (usually on something that would try auto network discovery) and then object when I told 'em to get out of my damn house.

College by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 02:22:01 PM EST
When I was in college, we were in coed dorm apartments. The apartment next to ours housed the "RA", or resident assistant, an upperclasswoman there to help students out with this and that. The first week we were there, one of my roommates accidentally stumbled into her apartment and passed out in her bed.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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