This morning I got a call from one of our sites, and the person mentioned they could not get to our webserver. The sites are connected via site-to-site vpn, and name resolution was working as expected. I tried from offsite to test and from another remote site but got the same issues. Everything at the same site as the webserver was able to access it fine.
And then I tried to get into our Barracuda 410 web filter. It was effectively bricked (web GUI inaccessible) and needed to be rebooted. After the reboot, everything was fine, but I couldn't help but want to listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpkitLUbeEg.
I'd love to make a sound byte of that play when someone has a web page blocked by Barracuda.
The last reboot was probably a year ago, but all is well now.
I think you can do a redirect, just send it to the you tube link lol!
I think that you mean "hung", not "bricked." Hung means that the power is still on but nothing happens. Bricked means that the firmware is destroyed and the hardware is non-functional, permanently. If you can reboot (or boot at all), it isn't bricked.
@NetworkNerd yes, you can just redirect them!