Flashback Friday: Huh, you know what really bothers me?
Junior IT pilot fish gets simple duties like taking care of network and node issues that occur at this manufacturing plant.
One afternoon, he gets the word that one node cannot connect to the network-attached storage unit and retrieve files, so he takes his netbook to the NAT, checks the Cat 5 cable and sees that it too is not getting a connection on the network.
No other computers seem to have problems, so fish concludes the trouble is with the cable. He replaces the cable’s connectors, and reattaches the cable to a different port on the switch.
Problem solved — right?
Next morning, when fish arrives at work, he has a new trouble ticket: Another computer from the same segment has the same issue as the day before.