DNS issues

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    Brian Turner

    Brian Turner Brian G. Turner Staff Member

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    Terribly sorry for chronicles being down for a few hours this morning - one of the server techs needed to update the site's DNS - ie, the server's internet address - early this morning, but unfortunately was compiled on a secondary IP the server uses, taking down every single website on the server.

    Anyway, got it fixed now and hopefully should not be any further problems with this.
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    The Ace

    The Ace Aye fur Alba

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    I hope you gave him a good wigging.:)
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    GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    Yikes....he couldn't be too popular.

    I knew the site would not be down for too long.

    Cheers....:)
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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    The important thing is that the Chrons is now up again.
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    GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeh....so the Bear can regale us with more puns....;)
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    Brian Turner

    Brian Turner Brian G. Turner Staff Member

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    Chrons always stays up. :)
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    Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    Thanks Brian for your work. For me it was down later last night and I couldn't believe I couldn't get on. I thought I might be suffering from withdrawal by now, but no! :)
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    And here I was thinking another DoS attack. Good to know it wasn't a malicious hit. :)
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    Dave

    Dave Wherever I Am, I'm There Staff Member

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    I was concerned it might be my fault - I must have pulled on the server a lot yesterday - but I noticed a few of your other Britecorp websites were also down.

    I also hoped it hadn't crashed and gone down without a back-up. I would have wasted all my time.

    Glad everything is okay.
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    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy Knivesout no more

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    The Britecorp site itself was still up, so for a while I thought it was the underlying forum software (I've been seeing odd things happening at another forum run on the same platform). Fortunately it was just good old human nature.

    Chron always stays up is a good motto, considering some some of us never seem to sleep!
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    Brian Turner

    Brian Turner Brian G. Turner Staff Member

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    It's okay Dave, no need to panic - the DNS issue took down every single website on the server - it was just because when we moved to this new server, we were moved over to a newer server a week later by the same hosting company.

    However, the DNS records were still all set up for the old server, so when DNS was updated on Friday night, it reverted to the new addresses, which had not been set up properly - hence why everything went screwy until this was all corrected.

    A big headache, but only a temporary pain. :)

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