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digitalmars.D - [OT] Downtime

reply Stewart Gordon <smjg_1998 yahoo.com> writes:
I see the digitalmars servers are up and running once again.  They were 
down for quite a while.

Are www.digitalmars.com and news.digitalmars.com the same machine?  I'd 
guess so considering that they were down at the same time.  But why is 
there a failure mode by which www.digitalmars.com was delivering the 
content of www.digitaldaemon.com instead?

Speaking of downtime, it would be good if we had something on Wiki4D or 
somewhere, similar in concept to

http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=Wikipedia_Status

This would give people somewhere to go when the servers are down.  It 
could even give people a clue of what's going on and how long it's 
likely to take to fix (as much as is known).

Stewart.

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Jul 27 2006
next sibling parent reply BCS <BCS pathlink.com> writes:
Stewart Gordon wrote:
 I see the digitalmars servers are up and running once again.  They were 
 down for quite a while.
 
 Are www.digitalmars.com and news.digitalmars.com the same machine?  I'd 
 guess so considering that they were down at the same time.  But why is 
 there a failure mode by which www.digitalmars.com was delivering the 
 content of www.digitaldaemon.com instead?
 
 Speaking of downtime, it would be good if we had something on Wiki4D or 
 somewhere, similar in concept to
 
 http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=Wikipedia_Status
 
 This would give people somewhere to go when the servers are down.  It 
 could even give people a clue of what's going on and how long it's 
 likely to take to fix (as much as is known).
 
 Stewart.
 

At my end, the DNS name "digitalmars.com" was unresolvable for a while. "whois" even gave me the IP 1.1.1.1 at one point. What DID happen??
Jul 27 2006
next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
BCS wrote:
 At my end, the DNS name "digitalmars.com" was unresolvable for a while. 
 "whois" even gave me the IP 1.1.1.1 at one point.
 
 What DID happen??

The server was up, but the T1 line to the server got accidentally turned off by the ISP due to a bureaucratic snafu. By the time that was cleared up, the ISP office responsible for turning it back on had gone home for the day, so it had to wait until the next morning. This is the longest (by far) outage the digital mars server has had in 7 years. That's an incredibly good track record, and it's all thanks to Jan Knepper.
Jul 27 2006
parent reply BCS <BCS pathlink.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 
 This is the longest (by far) outage the digital mars server has had in 7 
 years. That's an incredibly good track record, and it's all thanks to 
 Jan Knepper.

Well, thank the man for us all!!
Jul 27 2006
parent Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.us> writes:
BCS wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 This is the longest (by far) outage the digital mars server has had in 
 7 years. That's an incredibly good track record, and it's all thanks 
 to Jan Knepper.

Well, thank the man for us all!!

Appreciated and you're welcome! Jan -- ManiaC++ Jan Knepper But as for me and my household, we shall use Mozilla... www.mozilla.org
Aug 01 2006
prev sibling parent Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.us> writes:
BCS wrote:
 Stewart Gordon wrote:
 I see the digitalmars servers are up and running once again.  They 
 were down for quite a while.

 Are www.digitalmars.com and news.digitalmars.com the same machine?  
 I'd guess so considering that they were down at the same time.  But 
 why is there a failure mode by which www.digitalmars.com was 
 delivering the content of www.digitaldaemon.com instead?

 Speaking of downtime, it would be good if we had something on Wiki4D 
 or somewhere, similar in concept to

 http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=Wikipedia_Status

 This would give people somewhere to go when the servers are down.  It 
 could even give people a clue of what's going on and how long it's 
 likely to take to fix (as much as is known).

 Stewart.

At my end, the DNS name "digitalmars.com" was unresolvable for a while. "whois" even gave me the IP 1.1.1.1 at one point.

DNS runs over the same pipe (T1) as the actual domain and as of such would be unreachable. whois returning 1.1.1.1 has not much do to with the pipe being down since AFAIK this information comes from the registrar. You could have issue's whois too many times which sometimes results in a block.
 What DID happen??

Exactly what Walter told you. Thanks! Jan -- ManiaC++ Jan Knepper But as for me and my household, we shall use Mozilla... www.mozilla.org
Aug 01 2006
prev sibling parent Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.us> writes:
Stewart Gordon wrote:
 I see the digitalmars servers are up and running once again.  They were 
 down for quite a while.
 
 Are www.digitalmars.com and news.digitalmars.com the same machine?

Yes they are.
 I'd 
 guess so considering that they were down at the same time.  But why is 
 there a failure mode by which www.digitalmars.com was delivering the 
 content of www.digitaldaemon.com instead?

That's the first domain on the system and if anything happens the content of that domain will show.
 Speaking of downtime, it would be good if we had something on Wiki4D or 
 somewhere, similar in concept to
 
 http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=Wikipedia_Status
 
 This would give people somewhere to go when the servers are down.  It 
 could even give people a clue of what's going on and how long it's 
 likely to take to fix (as much as is known).

Actually... There are talks and plans about redundancy where the site(s) would be run on several systems on different places in the US and next in EU. It is in the works, but technology has to be in-place/available and budgets have to be approved/allocated. Thanks! Jan -- ManiaC++ Jan Knepper But as for me and my household, we shall use Mozilla... www.mozilla.org
Aug 01 2006