I had a customer complain about being unable to receive e-mail from a particular site. Upon examining the logs, I saw errors from our spf policy checker. This is a perl script that looks up a domain and checks the spf records to be sure that the server attempting to deliver e-mail for that domain is a legitimate server for that domain. It was failing even though the records looked legitimate and the server was in the allowed list.
I Googled the error and found a note from the author saying it was caused by a change in systemd resolver but that he had fixed it in the spf script and the new fixed version was available from cpan. I installed the version on span and so far the only spf rejections I’ve seen are legitimate so I believe this problem is fixed.
The web server maintenance has been completed. I apologize for taking longer than anticipated. The virtual disk was close to full and I had to resize it to make more space available for web applications and database data.
I ran into some problems doing this. Resizing the image went fine but the version of gparted shipped with Ubuntu 17.10 is broken and refused to resize a partition on a virtual disk. I got around this by downloading from gparted’s site instead of using Ubuntu’s gparted but it took me a while to come to that fix.
The partition is now resized to take advantage of the larger image and all is well.
I will be taking the web server down for approximately twenty minutes after midnight to image again with missing SSL certificates in place.
Maintenance on OpenSuse has been completed. Everything has been restored to service.
Maintenance has been completed on vps1. It has been restored to service.
Maintenance has been completed on the shell server Scientific and on the virtual private server vps4. Both have been restored to service.
Maintenance has been completed on Centos7. It has been returned to service.
I will be taking vps1 an vps4 down for about twenty minutes each in order to image the machines for possible future restoration.
The shell servers Centos7, OpenSuse, and Scientific are down to be imaged. This will take about an hour in total.
The imaging of the web server has completed successfully and it has been returned to service.