Update #1: Due to today being critical weather day, this maintenance has been cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday 21, May 2020.

Topic: ESPC Firewall Maintenance

Date/Time Issued:  May 18, 2020 1201Z

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  May 18, 2020, 1500 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End:  May 18, 2020, 1600 UTC

Length of Event:  Approximately 1 hr.  

Details/Specifics of Change:  Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) is planning Firewall maintenance (IOS upgrade to remediate vulnerabilities) on Monday, May 18, 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 ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at (301)817-3880. 

Web Site(s) for applicable information: See http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/messages.html  for this and other satellite related messages.

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