This is a notice that there will be a possible Internet and network outage on Tuesday, December 6th, starting at 6 p.m. as we will be installing our new Firewall appliance. When we install the new Firewall, and disconnect the old one, there will be a short interruption to Internet access in all LDSB
buildings. If all goes well, Internet should be up and running again by 6:30 p.m. but if there are technical problems, it may take until Wednesday morning to resolve them.
Once the new Firewall is installed, there may be some websites that were previously available at LDSB sites that become unavailable. If this happens, you will see a link that can be used to request access to the site (a process referred to as Whitelisting). We will be watching out for whitelist requests throughout the day on December 7th so as to quickly re-establish sites that might otherwise be blocked by our Firewall’s filtering rules.
An additional notice will be sent to all staff once Internet services have resumed.