Our main website address is ‘www.eskimo.com‘ however, we also have eskimo.com pointed to our web server on ports 80 and 443 using NAT in our router. The reason for this is that our old shell server sits on this address but we want people who type that in as a web address to also get to our website.
Something went wrong with NAT on our router today and ‘eskimo.com’ was not functioning even though the NAT entries were still in place. Rebooting the router corrected the problem.
Things went extraordinarily smooth tonight and maintenance has been completed.
I will be taking machines down for maintenance tonight just after midnight. There will be an initial downtime of about fifteen minutes affecting all services and then 10-15 minute down times for various services as machines are halted, imaged, and rebooted. This is necessary because of kernel and other important updates that need to be applied.
Our telephones are back up. Squirrels had chewed through the drop.
Phones will be down from now until some time later this afternoon while Comcast is working to resolve intermittent service issues.
If you have an issue that needs attention, please e-mail email@example.com.
The shell servers:
are restored to service.
The physical host which hosts these machines is down. We are working to restore it to service as soon as possible. A technician has been dispatched to reboot.
Maintenance activity for this morning is completed with the exception of some compression and dump jobs which are eating a lot of CPU cycles and so may slow some things slightly until they complete.
I’ve replaced the HiStats counter on our home page with some PHP code that tracks visits in a local database.
The new counter is implemented in PHP, all the work is done on the server side and so it is completely transparent to the end user and just looks like ordinary HTML code.
It should provide more reliable statistics.
Our telephones are back up.