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NOUS72 KNES 041538
ADMNES
*SUBJECT: ADMINISTRATIVE: ESPC FIREWALL AND PARTNER ZONE ROUTER MAINTENANCE
 SCHEDULED FOR MAY 05, 2016 - ISSUED MAY 04, 2016 1534Z
*TOPIC:* ESPC FIREWALL AND PARTNER ZONE ROUTER MAINTENANCE

*DATE/TIME ISSUED*: MAY 04, 2016, 1534Z

*PRODUCT(S) OR DATA IMPACTED:*  ALL PULL AND PUSH TRAFFIC FROM AWIPS,
FNMOC NAVO & NCEP CUSTOMERS

*DATE/TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT:* MAY 05, 2016 1400Z

*DATE/TIME OF EXPECTED END:* MAY 05,  2016 1500Z

*LENGTH OF EVENT:* APPROXIMATELY 60 MINUTES

*DETAILS/SPECIFICS OF CHANGE:*  ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE PROCESSING
CENTER (ESPC) WILL BE PERFORMING REQUIRED FIREWALL AND ROUTER
MAINTENANCE ON THURSDAY, MAY 05,  2016 , BETWEEN 1400 - 1500Z. THE
NATURE OF THIS WORK WILL CAUSE AN OUTAGE TO BOTH INTERNET AND NOAA`S
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION (NCEP) CUSTOMERS.  ACCESS
TO ALL ESPC PRODUCTS DURING THE FIREWALL MAINTENANCE WINDOW WILL BE
AVAILABLE TO INTERNET USERS. NCEP PUSH AND PULL USERS WILL BE AFFECTED
BY THE ROUTER MAINTENANCE. AN OUTAGE OF UP TO 1 HOUR FOR AWIPS, FNMOC,
NAVO AND NCEP CUSTOMERS IS EXPECTED. THIS MAINTENANCE IS NEEDED TO
ADDRESS CRITICAL SECURITY VULNERABILITIES TO BOTH ESPC FIREWALLS AND
ROUTERS.

THIS MAINTENANCE WILL NOT BE DONE ON A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY, NOR IF
THERE ARE OTHER SIGNIFICANT OPERATIONAL ISSUES WARRANTING POSTPONEMENT.

*CONTACT INFORMATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:* ESPC OPERATIONS AT
ESPCOPERATIONS@NOAA.GOV AND 301-817-3880

*WEB SITES FOR APPLICABLE INFORMA**TION:* SEE
_HTTP://WWW.SSD.NOAA.GOV/PS/SATS/MESSAGES.HTML_ FOR THIS AND ANY OTHER
SATELLITE RELATED MESSAGES.
**

THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT BY ESPC.NOTIFICATION@NOAA.GOV. YOU HAVE BEEN SENT
THIS AND OTHER NOTIFICATIONS BECAUSE YOU HAVE OPTED IN TO RECEIVE IT. IF
FOR ANY REASON, YOU WISH TO UNSUBSCRIBE, PLEASE CONTACT ESPC HELP DESK
AT ESPCOPERATIONS@NOAA.GOV OR (301) 817-3880. PLEASE NOTE: IT MAY TAKE
UP TO TWO BUSINESS DAYS TO PROCESS YOUR UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST.

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