ResNet is the name of the campus network service which supplies internet access and basic cable television service to people living in the student housing facilities such as the Dorms, The Colleges, Orchard Park, Solano Park, and Primero Grove
The service within the dorms can be very slow because some people are constantly downloading music, movies and other "content" that takes up all (or most) of the bandwidth available.
For about an hour the evening before the last day of finals in Winter 06, much of Cuarto was without internet except for sites in the ucdavis.edu domain, sending countless freshmen into a panic.
It seems that there was a major routing issue. Traceroutes to UCDavis were dieing in the first few hops from all majort ISPs I tested from. —RyanCastellucci
I was on the outside trying to get in to *.ucdavis.com domains, as was a friend of mine at Russell Park. Weird stuff, that. According to http://status.ucdavis.edu:
Network Outage 03/22/06 17:45 - now The campus is currently experiencing a Type 1 Outage affecting the entire campus. Data connections to the Internet are unavailable. NOC staff are working to resolve the problem; no current ETR. - Notification modified: 2006-03-22 18:23:32
The Problem, after the fact:
Network Outage 03/22/06 17:45 - 19:15 The campus experienced a Type 1 Outage affecting the entire campus. Data connections to the Internet were unavailable. NOC staff isolated the failure to DWDM equipment at the UCD NOC. - Notification modified: 2006-03-22 19:22:30
2008-07-23 18:17:04 Is the cable television provided by Resnet: 1) Analog 2) Digital, but unencrypted (Clear QAM) 3) Digital, and encrypted?
Does it require a cable box? Can you use your own tuner? —IDoNotExist
The cable system is standard NTSC broadcast. —wl
2008-07-23 21:35:01 What happens to the signal from HD broadcast or cable feeds? Starting in February, there won't be any more non-HD broadcast feeds, and at least some of the channels carried by resnet are normally broadcast in HD. Are there any plans to upgrade the network? —IDoNotExist
No, the switchover is not to HDTV, it is to a digital format (unlike today's HDTV and NTSC analog format). The new ATSC broadcast standard can be either HD or SD. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
2008-07-24 14:07:44 So are high resolution digital broadcasts downsampled to SD resolution for redistribution on resnet? —IDoNotExist
The networks that carry HD content create their own rescaled feed for SD viewing. They usually like to control how the differing aspect ratios (4:3 vs 16:9) are worked out, among other things. —wl
To add to William's comment: Digital television (the Feb 2009 switchover) is not a change to HD and has nothing to do with HDTV. It is a analog to digital switchover for both standard definition and high definition. The new digital format supports both, just as the current analog format supports both. The switchover does not really have anything to do with HD versus SD (although it does affect some other side things like closed captioning and side video and audio channels — including adding a slot for a new video format that is even lower resolution than current SDTV). —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
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