Author Topic: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!  (Read 1646 times)

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linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« on: February 15, 2008, 01:57:29 pm »
Several users in the chatroom are reporting that they cannot access the linuxmce.org domain anymore.  This seems to be due to a DNS related problem.

Not really a developer issue I know, but I figure it will be picked up here the quickest.

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13:30:41 <@hari> Non-authoritative answer:
13:30:41 <@hari> www.linuxmce.com        canonical name = www.linuxmce.org.
13:30:41 <@hari> www.linuxmce.org        canonical name = www.linuxmce.com.
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13:31:50 <@hari> > /server ns1.plutohome.org
13:31:50 <@hari> Server:         192.168.80.1
13:31:50 <@hari> Address:        192.168.80.1#53
13:31:50 <@hari> ** server can't find /server: NXDOMAIN
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13:32:00 <@hari> whois:
13:32:01 <@hari>    Domain servers in listed order:
13:32:01 <@hari>       NS1.PLUTOHOME.ORG
13:32:01 <@hari>       NS2.PLUTOHOME.ORG
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Re: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 06:00:50 pm »
yes, It seems to be up now.
Patience is a virtue.

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Re: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 06:21:59 pm »
yes, It seems to be up now.
Patience is a virtue.

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And so is giving people a heads up when things are going down for maintenance. ;)
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Re: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 06:29:17 pm »
Heh, I didn't know either..
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Re: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 05:16:50 pm »
yes, It seems to be up now.
Patience is a virtue.
And so is giving people a heads up when things are going down for maintenance. ;)

It happened last week, too, supposedly because the machines were being moved to a new datacenter. This time seems totally unexplained.

I think Pluto has spent 0 time communicating with the community in the past month, including warnings of downtime.

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Re: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 06:03:42 pm »
This wasn't Pluto's fault, it was mine. I messed up a DNS entry, and then once I noticed and fixed the problem it took hours for the fix to propagate to every DNS on the internet. I've been working on getting e-mail working on linuxmce.org, so that messages can be sent on svn checkins on the new svn located there. And for the e-mail to work reliably reverse DNS needs to be working, which it appears to be as of this morning.

Whenever there are unexpected outages you can be sure to find me on the IRC channel #linuxmce shortly thereafter.

FYI There is a new "CHAT" button in the forum software now, that will bring you to that chat room, assuming of course that the problem isn't with the website. In that case you will need to use a third party chat client.

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Re: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 06:30:07 pm »
This wasn't Pluto's fault, it was mine. I messed up a DNS entry, and then once I noticed and fixed the problem it took hours for the fix to propagate to every DNS on the internet. I've been working on getting e-mail working on linuxmce.org, so that messages can be sent on svn checkins on the new svn located there. And for the e-mail to work reliably reverse DNS needs to be working, which it appears to be as of this morning.

Whenever there are unexpected outages you can be sure to find me on the IRC channel #linuxmce shortly thereafter.

FYI There is a new "CHAT" button in the forum software now, that will bring you to that chat room, assuming of course that the problem isn't with the website. In that case you will need to use a third party chat client.

You might want to announce the CHAT button in the forums. And it would also be helpful to announce scheduled downtime on the forums, as well as a note when a system comes back up (with brief explanation).

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Re: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 06:51:43 pm »
Shit happens.  Thanks for all your hard work on keeping the place going danielk. 
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Re: linuxmce.org seems to be dissapearing!!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 08:18:08 pm »
Yes, Shit happens.  Daniel WAS on the forums RIGHT AWAY, explaining what happened...
99.5% of the time, someone is in the forums that knows what's going on.

I'm in there every chance I get.

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