Topic: ESPC Firewall Maintenance

Date/Time Issued:  November 10, 2020 20005Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  All ESPC product push data to all customers

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  November 17 , 2020, 1500 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End:  November 17, 2020, 1600 UTC

Length of Event:  Approximately 1 hr.  

Details/Specifics of Change:  Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) will be performing required maintenance(IOS upgrade to remediate vulnerabilities) on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, between 1500 - 1600 UTC. The nature of this work could potentially cause intermittent network connectivity issues or brief outages for push and pull data for FNMOC, NAVO and NCEP (COPC users) customers. This maintenance affects customers that access products via NCEP. All other customers will remain unaffected.

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 at (301)817-3880. 

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