I doubt if your service provider decided to use midnight to reboot the
system. I don't know whose system your provider uses (with your first name
and IP, could it be Ericson?), but most systems are re booted at the lowest
time of usage. Locally in the US that is about 2-3 AM. Midnight on that
night wasn't it. Today's newspaper had a picture of two revelers hugging and
kissing at midnight, and she was clutching her cell phone all the while.
I can only speak for Lucent Technologies, but we have two major software
releases a year, and add additional new features with SUs (Software
Updates). Since new features require new configurations, and that leaves
room for error, most of our customers froze their systems in December. No
chance for human error to mess things up until the middle of January. Even
so, we had a crew of engineers at work just in case our customers needed us.
When did service resume?
Jack Feldman, Ph.D.
Core Product Management
Wireless Network Software
(It's not as long as Larry Macy's, but then his hair is longer also)