Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heartbleed updates for and

Both and were running vulnerable versions of openssl.  They were updated on Tuesday April 8th.  At that time, the cert for was regenerated.  I'm still waiting for an updated cert for

Update 2014-04-16
A new cert for has been deployed.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CPAN master mirror down for maintenance

The CPAN master rsync mirror is temporarily down. We expect it back around 06-08:00UTC. Another hard drive failed and then it went downhill from there while replacing it. Whee.

Update: Back since 8am UTC. Drives replaced, partition tables fixed, raid rebuilt, configuration files updated, initramfs updated, KVM firmware updated, cursing subsided.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Multiple Hard Drive Faliure

We've lost several of the drives from the machine that hosts PAUSE.  It's offline while we work to replace the drives and convince it to come back up.

Update 1/8/2013 5:49pm EST:  No good news so far.  We may need to restore from a backup.   <distraction>Did you hear that github was down?</distraction>

Update 1/10/2013 1:26am EST:  We're working to get PAUSE back up as soon as we can and apologize for any inconvenience this outage may be causing you.  It is taking a little longer than normal due to circumstances that are limiting our availability this week.  (i.e. bad timing for a failure.)

Update 1/11/2013 12:04pm EST: PAUSE is back up!  Thanks for your patience!

Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 Year End Maintenance

Happy Holidays!

We're doing some invasive maintenance and year-end cleanup down at the datacenter today (12/27/2013).  You may notice some service interruptions and glitches on,,, and other hosted sites.

  One of the things we're doing:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M &

Update 1:35pm:
  The maintenance completed without incident (and went very smoothly.  Almost too smoothly.)  We've been monitoring the systems for two hours, and everything seems stable and happy.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 down for maintenance (Complete)

We're now hard at work on  We'll update this post when it's back up and ready to use.

2000 GMT - is now back and upgraded to a new version of RT.

If you encounter problems, please report them to the perlbug-admin email address on the footer of every page.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 maintenance 2013-10-24

We'll be upgrading to the latest version of Request Tracker 4.0 starting at 1500 GMT on Thursday the 24th of October.  During this time, will be inaccessible via the web and mail to RT will be queued for later delivery.  We'll blog when the upgrade starts and update the blog post as needed during the upgrade.

Monday, September 30, 2013

New SSL Certificate

Today we updated to a new 2048-bit SSL certificate on
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