It started badly for the first day of class at home. Most of the tools used by teachers and students are out of order. According to our information, the CNED virtual classroom, the ENT (Digital Work Space), Pronote messaging, the monlycee.net site have been inaccessible or difficult to access since this morning.
8 am and here is the state of the ENT on which I put the lessons and the work for my students today!
I spent part of the day yesterday getting everything ready.
– DELARUE Emmanuel ♦ ️ 😷 (@DELARUEEm) April 6, 2021
OVH and computer attacks
We imagine that the influx of parents, teachers and students online must have overwhelmed the servers of these different sites. But the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer has other explanations.
Regarding the CNED, he mentioned to France Info “Computer attacks apparently from abroad to prevent the servers from functioning”. He adds : “Technical work is being done to restore this”.
Explanations that did not convince the teaching staff.
The CNED home school service is such a thing that is so widely known and watched over by all the intelligence services around the world that foreign hackers have hacked it.
Netflix is preparing a series on the subject pic.twitter.com/hEnTBDUgNm
– School debates (@ debatdecole1) April 6, 2021
Jean-Michel Blanquer also affirms that the fire of the servers of OVH would be partly responsible for the problems of accessibility of the ENT.
“They depend on an operator [OVHCloud] which had a fire in Strasbourg some time ago which could not cope with the influx of connections this morning ”, he justified.
The unions are inclined towards an undersizing of servers.
“This morning, we identified connection problems in Ile-de-France, in the Grand-Est, in Normandy, to Orléans-Tours and on the Cned virtual site (..) It seems that these are both digital work environments (ENT) linked to communities and the Ministry of Education which have crashed ”, said Sophie Vénétitay, from Snes-FSU, the first secondary school union.