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Offline BlackBox

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Irc Failure
« on: March 05, 2008, 09:48:23 PM »
Today at approximately 03:21 UTC (22:21 EST) the IRC server went down.

We were in the process of moving the IRC server to a new location as the hosting on which IRC previously ran was due to expire. However, for personal reasons, I was not able to complete the server and DNS changeover before the server was turned off.

IRC has been relocated, and the DNS has been updated successfully so within 24-48 hours clients should be pointed to the new server. However, shortly after IRC startup the machine suffered a complete network failure. Galactic will check the machine tomorrow and attempt to restore network connectivity.

In the meantime, a temporary IRC server (no services such as NickServ and ChanServ) has been set up. You can use the command /server 129.24.33.98 to connect to it. (or link: irc://129.24.33.98:6667/)

I will post more information as we find out what is happening and work to correct these issues we have been having.

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused anyone.
-- BlackBox
« Last Edit: March 05, 2008, 09:49:36 PM by BlackBox »

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Irc Failure
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 10:43:15 PM »
Updated the DNS to point to the test server. (/server 192.24.33.98 if you are still having connection problems). I will update the DNS to point at the production server when it has been confirmed that it is back up.

Galactic has planned to (physically) check the production server tomorrow.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2008, 10:45:30 PM by BlackBox »

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 07:33:56 PM »
It turns out that the main machine we were using for IRC had some sort of power supply problem. We will continue to use the other server for now.

IRC is currently functional, I am working right now to restore services (Nick/ChanServ) and expect that services should be ready to go within the next hour or two.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 03:41:31 AM »
Thanks BlackBox and Galactic :)