In­ter­net up­dates to hit ser­vice: TRA

Times of Oman - - FRONT PAGE - Times News Ser­vice

In­ter­net ser­vices will be af­fected neg­a­tively on Thurs­day, Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity (TRA) an­nounced.

They added that the rea­son for the slow­ing down of, or in some cases to­tal loss of in­ter­net fa­cil­ity would be due to up­dates be­ing added to the server, which is to be done un­der the su­per­vi­sion of an in­ter­na­tional body.

The TRA dis­closed the in­for­ma­tion in an of­fi­cial state­ment.

In­ter­net Ser­vice Providers

“The Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity (TRA) would like to draw the kind at­ten­tion of all users of the In­ter­net Ser­vice Providers (ISPs) that some up­dates will be made to the DNS servers on Oc­to­ber 11, 2018. This is glob­ally planned by the In­ter­net Cor­po­ra­tion of As­signed Names and Num­bers (ICANN), an in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion that is glob­ally ded­i­cated to keep­ing the in­ter­net en­vi­ron­ment se­cure and sta­ble.

Au­to­mated up­date

“Due to th­ese up­dates, some in­ter­net ser­vices might be af­fected, hence the TRA has been co­or­di­nat­ing with ISPs to make sure that their sys­tems can han­dle the au­to­mated up­date process and to stress the need to ob­serve the ICANN pro­ce­dures on the mat­ter. In cases where the users have dif­fi­culty ac­cess­ing the in­ter­net or web­sites, they are ad­vised to con­tact their ser­vice provider,” ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial TRA state­ment.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Oman

© PressReader. All rights reserved.