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Downtime

Filed under: News — Morten @ 21:19

Amazing what can go wrong just by rebooting the server. Apart from the troubles with glibc suddenly LDAP wasn’t working and MySQL refused to start. At first I suspected the new kernel was responsible, but after many hours of troubleshooting it turns out to be a whole series of other things. First, openssl 0.9.8 broke […]

Update Complete

Filed under: News — Morten @ 17:13

I just added an additional 1 GB of memory to the server, fixed the glibc problem from the last post, and upgraded the kernel (to a hardended 2.6.17 with vserver support). Let me know if you spot any problems with the new setup.

Server Issue

Filed under: News — Morten @ 01:46

Updating glibc of the host environment on the server seems to have broken some library dependency, causing basically everything to stop working, with the exception of processes already executing. The weird thing about having a Linux-VServer installation is that only the root operating system is affected – all the virtual machines have their own files […]

Incompetence

Filed under: News — Morten @ 17:43

The folks at Verizon apparently haven’t figured out how to create a redundant network. They have a piece of equipment identified as 0.so-7-0-0.XL1.MTL1.ALTER.NET which keeps crashing every 5 seconds, which effectively ruins any attempt at making a persistent connection between here and anything on the other side of that broken hardware item (such as, most […]

Server Offline

Filed under: News — Morten @ 16:08

Someone messed up and severed yet another fiber link this afternoon, causing the server to be offline from roughly 16:30. Repairs are underway and I expect the problem will be fixed shortly.

Scheduled Downtime

Filed under: News — Morten @ 12:38

The server will be offline from september 9th 2006 20:00 until september 10th 12:00 (all times CEST = UTC+2). The reason for this is that Global Connect needs to perform some major roadwork and repairs on the recently severed fiber links. Sorry all for the invonvenience.

Server Unreachable

Filed under: News — Morten @ 18:31

Someone broke roughly 120 fiber cables this afternoon (at roughly 15:20), which has severed the link between my ISP and the world. Global Connect (who owns the fiber cables) estimates that repairs will last until noon tomorrow (thursday), but as the fibers are repaired individually there is hope that the server will be reachable some […]

Server Crash

Filed under: News — Morten @ 03:51

The server went down saturday at roughly 2:00 am and wasn’t rebooted until I came back sunday at 3:45 am. Unless these issues with 64-bit and/or Linux-VServer (still not too sure which of the two is the root cause) are resolved real soon, I’ll have to look at alternatives for the server OS. This is […]

ISP Problems

Filed under: News,Site News — Morten @ 12:40

It turns out my ISP was upgrading their network yesterday – replacing the core routers with new hardware as well as migrating to a redundant setup – but ran into severe problems, causing the main link to be unavailable for several hours (from roughly 19:00 yesterday up until this morning). Let’s hope they don’t have […]

Filed under: News,Site News — Morten @ 17:57

My primary ISP seems to have some kind of problem (my link has been cut a few times today, even if only for a few minutes each time). You can continue to access this site using the alternate link on http://mirror.mertner.com.