Last night during routine log rotation, when xinetd was restarted on the ftp server, it failed to start properly. As a result ftp was inaccessible from midnight,when log rotation happens, until about 10:30AM this morning when someone brought it to my attention.
I recently replaced the SSL/TLS certificates because the old ones expired today, however, I did not realize that dovecot (the pop-3/imap server) cached the certificates and so it was serving the old expired certificate rather than the current one. It has been restarted and things should be operating properly again.
If you have a need for SSL but don’t want to spend for a certificate for your domain, a new option is available with a domain under eskimo.com like stuff.eskimo.com for example, where stuff can be served via https. You won’t need to buy a cert for this as I have purchased a wildcard cert for *.eskimo.com so we can provide https on anything under eskimo.com.
If you would like an eskimo.com subdomain, it is available for $24/year in addition to your normal account charges. It can be mapped to your public_html, adult_html, or any subdirectory of those two. It can be mapped elsewhere but cgi’s will not work elsewhere.
I just read today that Burstnet is discontinuing all services except for co-location by July 25th. I’m not sure how to communicate this but if you’re looking for a new hosting home that is stable, we’ve been around as long as the Internet has existed, and current, we have the very latest Apache 2.4.9 based servers, consider us to host your site. We’ve got lots of spare hosting capacity at present.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shell servers:
scientific.eskimo.com debian.eskimo.com pclinux.eskimo.com
are restored to service.