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  1. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    23 Feb '05 19:45 / 2 edits
    Further to our recent upgrade, I must apologise about a further major outage occurring this Friday (20:30 GMT) for potentially up to 24hours. This outage will be our most significant, mainly because unlike previous outages, there will not be a maintenance page. RHP will vanish from the web for this period. This is not ideal, but unavoidable. The upside is, when we do come back, we should hit the floor running.

    We can only apologise for another outage of this length, we have tried to keep them to once a year previously, but due to a technical issue regarding our recent upgrade which has left some people with no access, intermittent poor performance when connecting to the site, or no email, we decided to act now to resolve this rather than delay any longer.

    For those that are interested in more detail, our recent upgrade appears to have been hampered by the allocation of a new IP address (from ARIN) which was only recently (summer ‘04) removed from a list which some routers used to filter ‘legitimate’ traffic. We suspect that some routers out there forming the plumbing of the internet have yet to update their routing tables with an updated list. Although the scale of the problem is hard to calculate, we are unhappy with the situation as it is.

    As contacting ISPs has proved fruitless, we opted to change our IP address significantly, which in turn required a change of hosting centre. For this reason, we will be physically shipping our drives from the current hosting centre to a new location (with a new IP) to be brought back online Saturday (as early as possible).

    Please post here if you have any further questions or concerns and I will do my best to answer them.
  2. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    23 Feb '05 19:50
    Timeouts will again be suspended for the duration of the weekend.

    -Russ
  3. Standard member genius
    Wayward Soul
    23 Feb '05 19:54
    as opposed to the page, could you not maybe e-mail everyone telling them of this, as i doubt most people read this forum...
  4. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    23 Feb '05 19:59
    I plan to message everyone tomorrow AM.

    -Russ
  5. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    23 Feb '05 20:04
    Oh dear. I see myself getting chucked out of somewhere this weekend, and it will all be Russ's fault .
  6. Standard member Weadley
    NONE
    23 Feb '05 20:37
    Russ could you please provide us with some suggestions on how we could spend our time. I mean what are we going to do to keep us busy? Im afraid for alot of our members livers and brain cells right now. Perhaps more medication or meditation is in order?
  7. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    23 Feb '05 20:41
    Originally posted by Weadley
    Russ could you please provide us with some suggestions on how we could spend our time. I mean what are we going to do to keep us busy? Im afraid for alot of our members livers and brain cells right now. Perhaps more medication or meditation is in order?
    See those small people playing in the next room, go and play with them - they are your children. Or, see that person in a skirt who brings you food and coffee? That is your wife. Talk to her. She will like it. See that jungle outside your window? That was a lawn, go cut it.

    But whatever you do, don't enjoy it too much. I want to see you all back here Saturday PM....
    (All going well. I want an armed guard on that Fed Ex van...)

    -Russ


  8. Standard member The Swine Down Hope
    The 3rd Coming
    24 Feb '05 00:04
    Originally posted by Russ
    See those small people playing in the next room, go and play with them - they are your children. Or, see that person in a skirt who brings you food and coffee? That is your wife. Talk to her. She will like it. See that jungle outside your window? That was a lawn, go cut it.
    -Russ
    You mean some players get food and coffee on tap? Surely this is an unfair advantage. May be I can get an upgrade (he says very quietly).
  9. 24 Feb '05 02:55
    The outage will give me extra time to work on my queen sacrifices. Thanks.
  10. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    24 Feb '05 09:27
    NOooooooooo

    Must go out now and buy 100 chessboards and set them up around the house, so as to avoid the DTs.

  11. Standard member Tirau Dan
    Enjoying Life
    24 Feb '05 23:25
    Geesh a chance to dig for treasure in the crap between the keys of your keyboards and fill up the larder next to the PC mmmmmm


    Go for it Russ... good luck.
  12. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    25 Feb '05 02:24
    Originally posted by Russ
    See those small people playing in the next room, go and play with them - they are your children. Or, see that person in a skirt who brings you food and coffee? That is your wife. Talk to her. She will like it. See that jungle outside your window? That was a lawn, go cut it.

    But whatever you do, don't enjoy it too much. I want to see you all back here ...[text shortened]... aturday PM....
    (All going well. I want an armed guard on that Fed Ex van...)

    -Russ


    ROTFLMAO!
  13. Standard member mrmist
    Moo
    25 Feb '05 20:08
    Good luck with the migration!
  14. 25 Feb '05 20:22
    Originally posted by mrmist
    Good luck with the migration!
    fingers crossed :-)
  15. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    27 Feb '05 03:10
    Migration complete. 2005-02-27 3am.

    -Russ