Saturday, April 11, 2009

Minor network issue resolved

Some of the switches between us and our uplink didn't play nice together and it made the link effectively only allow each connection to transfer at a couple megabits a second (or less!)

We got it resolved yesterday and now you can download Perl in just a few seconds again.

Monday, April 6, 2009

IP transit from Phyber Communications

As part of the move a couple weeks ago the internet connection got upgraded from an often somewhat over-saturated 10Mbit connection (hey, that was pretty fast 8 years ago!) to a 100Mbit link generously provided by Phyber Communications.

We can't say enough good things about the insanely effective and proactive Internap NOC, but after years of getting free connectivity from them (it was setup by our friends at Ticketmaster who called in a few favors), it was time to try something new.  We're very grateful that Max Clark and Phyber got us hooked up.

One of the exciting things is that we now have an IPv6 connection, too.  Over the summer we're planning to start running some services on that.

Sunday, April 5, 2009 and lists temporarily down

The server running the nntp server and the lists has gone temporarily insane.  We'll fix it in the morning.

Update: I lucked out that my "maybe this will fix it" attempt I started while going to sleep fixed it, so it was fixed shortly after breaking. and a little slow tonight and are both running a little slow right now because we're moving data around on the underlying xen instance, and it's causing IO starvation to the box.  Things should be back to normal later tonight.