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Re: Site Status

by Theo » Feb 10, 2011 4:30pm

Okay. Some of you might have noticed that sometime after 6:00pm PST on Wednesday Feb 9th, that the site went away. Well it didn't. It means that your computer has IPV6 enabled on it (like the default modern linux kernerls, or Windows Vista or 7. I enabled IPV6 on the server since we have the addresses and added the quad A records and tested it from my IPV6 network and everything was peachy. Then the webmaster decided to browse the site around his usually o dark midnight time (that's around 1:14 in the morning for you keeping track of the current o dark midnight time). Anyway, to work around the problem I have disabled the IPV6 records in DNS, so you can now surf during the whitching hour without fairlure again.

Now why did this happen you might ask?I don't exactly know. The impact is pretty big though as the IPV4 should have taken precedence over the IPV6. Maybe it's my DNS server. I will need to do a little more research this weekend.

Re: Site Status

by Hardcore » Feb 01, 2011 10:32am

Much faster. o-o

Re: Site Status

by Theo » Jan 10, 2011 7:08pm

The server move appears to be completed. You should notice a much faster response time as our bandwidth has increased from < 10mb/sec to 100mb/sec. As always, if you see any technical issues arise, contact me.

Re: Site Status

by Theo » Sep 01, 2010 12:40pm

New look != new outage. For some reason there was an outage today to seemed to happen at exactly the same time I logged into my VMWare manage. Not sure why. This was the only server (virtual server) that was effected. I'm going to look into the reasons a little later tomorrow night.

Re: Site Status

by Theo » Aug 27, 2010 8:38am

Failed

Re: Site Status

by testeeerwe » Aug 27, 2010 1:10am

test

Re: Site Status

by Theo » Jul 07, 2010 6:40pm

nosaj thing wrote:I know latin, that just sounded nerdy.
And proud of it. Remember, nerdy != weird, which means..., well I'll stop there.

Re: Site Status

by Mai » Jul 07, 2010 11:36am

Theo wrote:There was a crash last night. For some reason we received from Segmentation fault errors in the apache log. A backtrace showed "zend_mm_heap corrupted", which, after doing some research, appears to be a non-fixed long standing PHP bug. I'm not sure why we haven't received this type of error before, in the 10+ years of running this site, I think it's the first time we have seen this bug. We have seen other bugs, just not this one. Anyway, I have implemented the suggest workaround from the PHP site for it.

Anyway, if all this sounds greek to you, well, it just means that we had a hiccup...
I know latin, that just sounded nerdy.

Re: Site Status

by Dretlin » Apr 06, 2010 3:36pm

Aye, I was wondering what that was.

Re: Site Status

by Theo » Apr 05, 2010 9:24am

There was a crash last night. For some reason we received from Segmentation fault errors in the apache log. A backtrace showed "zend_mm_heap corrupted", which, after doing some research, appears to be a non-fixed long standing PHP bug. I'm not sure why we haven't received this type of error before, in the 10+ years of running this site, I think it's the first time we have seen this bug. We have seen other bugs, just not this one. Anyway, I have implemented the suggest workaround from the PHP site for it.

Anyway, if all this sounds greek to you, well, it just means that we had a hiccup...

Re: Site Status

by Theo » Mar 18, 2010 5:12pm

The server had a hiccup this week. We received an alert saying one of the mirrored drives was having some problems. So, like the good boys we are, we looking into the problem. The drive reporting the problem would not succesfully complete a disk check. The mirror was still fine. The other disk had an error form before, but selfcheck worked fine.

So I created a temporary virtual server and replicated all files/config/data/etc from the normal server to the temp server. I've done it a few times today. After the last replication, the main server stopped responding. So, we failed over to the replicated copy. There may be a 20 minutes window where forum topics were missed.

Hopefully I can get these drives replaced ASAP, assuming that's the problem. The virtual server doesn't have the ram I would like it to have to keep it on that server (it's much faster, just not enough memory). What really sucks is these drives were purchase and installed about a year ago. They have around 400 days on them and they both have errors now (one about 3 months ago, and the one this week).

Re: Site Status

by Dretlin » Mar 06, 2010 12:07pm

Theo wrote:Major change to the networking of AA today. Prior to today we used to have everything running behind a NAT'ed firewall. Today we are running it through a bridged firewall. This should once and for all solve global warming. Once and for all!

As always, if any of the moderators find a problem with the site, email Ken (or myself if you are one of the privileges people who ever wrote down my email address).

If you are a moderator and need my email, just PM me.
I do require your email - but mostly for the purpose of shenanigans and nothing productive.

Re: Site Status

by Theo » Mar 04, 2010 3:29pm

Major change to the networking of AA today. Prior to today we used to have everything running behind a NAT'ed firewall. Today we are running it through a bridged firewall. This should once and for all solve global warming. Once and for all!

As always, if any of the moderators find a problem with the site, email Ken (or myself if you are one of the privileges people who ever wrote down my email address).

If you are a moderator and need my email, just PM me.

Re: Site Status

by Athos » Feb 06, 2010 8:43pm

Aye, the web is a queer mistress.

Re: Site Status

by webmaster » Feb 06, 2010 8:39pm

I think it went away because I requested they recheck my site, and the recheck turned up nothing bad.

Re: Site Status

by SASSZAIN » Feb 06, 2010 8:31pm

I had the malware warning as well lust 5ish minutes after Athos did, then it went away just as randomly as it came back.. Really odd.

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