New Site

Well, what do you think?

I got to thinking that the old front page for towerfamily.org was starting to get a bit dated, and I’ve been meaning to try something new.  Things may change a bit as I experiment with different options, so stay tuned.

All Services Down

(Editor’s Note: This is an import from the old outages site and has been backdated appropriately.)

Jan 7, 2008 10:00PM – Jan 8, 2008 4:45PM: A routine kernel update to the main VMware server London caused the machine to refuse to boot properly, preventing services from restarting. As of 16:45PM, all services are online. A review will be performed to ensure that an outage like this will not be as likely to occur, and if it does, prevent it from being so service affecting.

Email Delivery Down

(Editor’s Note: This is an import from the old outages site and has been backdated appropriately.)

Approx 10:00PM Aug 6, 2007 – 09:45AM Aug 7, 2007: An OS-patch update on the anti-spam/anti-virus scanning host caused Amavisd-new to not function properly. The root cause appears to be an inability for Amavisd-new to handle IPv6 correctly. A workaround is in place and mail is flowing once again.

Ongoing Known Webmail Timeout Issue

(Editor’s Note: This is an import from the old outages site and has been backdated appropriately.)

Patched/fixed Jan 07: There is a known issue where the webmail client will show a “timeout” error after only a few minutes of being idle (usually when the user is composing a new message). This issue is believed to be corrected in a patch from the vendor, which we are working on applying to the system. Until then, it is recommended that users compose their messages in a text editor and then paste them into the compose window, or use a full-featured IMAP client.

All Services Down

(Editor’s Note: This is an import from the old outages site and has been backdated appropriately.)

Dec 14, 2006 – 17:15PST Dec 17, 2006An extensive power outage in the Puget Sound region caused by a wind storm has taken out our network connection to the world. The DSL circuit is still up, but it would appear that Avvanta, our upstream provider, has dropped off the face of the earth. They are located in Bellevue, which is in the affected area of the power outage.

Update: Shortly after 17:05 today, Avvanta seems to have regained power and is routing our traffic again. All services appear to be back up.

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