We had an outage of chat.eskimo.com on 6/30/99. I apologize for not posting this to now. Chat crashed; it appears the crash was caused by some I/O errors on the swap partition leading to corruption of swap. When it tried to come back up, it bound to a ypserv running on our new SSL server that wasn't ready for use; had no database, and thus couldn't serve maps for eskimo.com domain. Chat kept trying to bind to that machine and that prevented it from coming up fully. It took me a while to figure out what was going on and kill the ypserv daemon on the new SSL server. The disks on chat are absolutely antique, so the fact that we get an occasional error isn't real suprising. I have hardware on order that will replace both chat and isumataq (two sun LXs). These will be completely new boxes, new RAM, CPU, disk, everything. The new hardware will be faster than the existing machines (50mhz version 8 Sparc vs. 16.7mhz [isumataq] and 25mhz [chat] version 7 Sparc). The intent is, aside from saving a lot of electricity and reducing heat production, is to load Sparc Linux on the new machines and set them up with SunOS compatibility. This will allow the existing binaries to run but it will also make it possible to compile and execute newer versions of eggdrop and newer MUD/Muck/Mush/Moo versions that won't compile in non-ANSI environments. It's going to take some time to get these new machines setup and properly secured, particularly with a number of other projects occuring simultaneously.