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Monthly archives: October 2005


More ISP Problems
2005-10-31 20:13
by Ken Arneson

Well, this was certainly the straw that broke the camel's back.

I have an opportunity lined up that might allow to be hosted for free at a well-regarded ISP, but that process will take a month or two more to play out. I had been hoping to avoid switching ISPs more than once, because it's a time consuming process to move all the data and load and install all the software.

But today's four-hour outage was just intolerable. I'm just gonna have to move everything twice, because I can't stand another day with this utterly incompetent ISP. And that's saying a lot about how frustrated I am, because I'm impossibly busy this week, and I don't really have the time to do this. But I'm gonna do it anyway.

I've been a systems administrator, and I can understand and appreciate hardware failures and router problems and such. But today's outage was because...wait for it...the ISP's Virtuozzo software licenses expired. Really.

So as soon as the new ISP has me all set up, I'll start moving everything over to the new server.

Sorry again for the trouble.

Router Problems
2005-10-29 10:00
by Ken Arneson

Our ISP took this day of all days to decide to install some new routers.

Of course, the new routers didn't work right.

The result was that one of our two IP addresses was inaccessible to many people. I have switched to point to the IP address that works. That takes some time to propagate through the Internet, so some people may get access before some others.

I know I said that I was going to fire our ISP, and I will. But I'm waiting for some "bread" I have to finish "toasting" first, so to speak, before I want to make that move.

I apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience.