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May 09, 2007 08:25 # 44487

ginsterbusch *** wants to know...

Downtime?

Is it just me, or was this server unreachable for approx. 12 hours? At least yesterday (and in Germany).

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

May 09, 2007 12:58 # 44488

andromacha *** replies...

Re: Downtime?

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Hmm I am afraid it was just you, ginsterbusch. I remember that I checked the site yesterday, and it was up and running, or so I recall. But I think that to be sure, we should wait for null's reply :)

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

May 09, 2007 15:46 # 44489

null has all the information you need...

Re: Downtime?

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I'm afraid your observation may be correct. The server was offline yesterday sometime around mid-afternoon until I got home around 20:00 local time. Apparently, in addition to not being quite as fast as promised, my 'net connection has developed the habit of dying in a very creative way once or twice a week: the line is still up, status is OK, but no traffic gets through. I'm sorry for the downtime (and a bit annoyed myself) and am planning to implement a watchdog of some kind.
(If the outage really really bugs you, feel free to call Telecom FL and tell them to improve their lousy service or at least slash their incredible prices in half.)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

May 10, 2007 13:41 # 44504

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Downtime?

If you need some help - just ask ;)

I could eg. set up a pseudo-cron checking on my hosting account to check if NAO is still alive or add a cron-job to my developer system at work. Last one would only be available during the time I'm at the job, but offers the full row of GNU/Linux tools, while the first option would only offer some primitive 'is this HTML data still available?'-check.

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

May 25, 2007 11:29 # 44587

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Downtime?

Today, it was down or at least unreachable once again, during the morning till about now.

If you need some help with an automated ping- or webserver watch-service, I could help out by:

a) using a pseudo-cronjob installed at my site
b) setting up a cron job at this computer (only on during working times, that'll be 9:00 a.m. till 6 p.m., sometimes longer)

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

May 25, 2007 11:55 # 44588

null has all the information you need...

Re: Downtime?

That's nice, but I can already determine when the server is offline (my work PC checks it regularly when I'm logged in, plus I also have a handful of outside servers myself which I could use for that purpose). The tricky part is obviously not to detect an outage but to fix it, so unless you can set up a cron job that lets me sneak out of the office without my boss noticing, or that kicks my ISP's network staff's ass, there's not much you can do from the outside.
As for fixing it, I've written a script to reset the connection when it detects an outage. It's already gotten the server back online several times; to handle today's outage it needed a small change.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

May 30, 2007 19:56 # 44599

majic *** replies...

Re: Downtime?

Wasn't a Ruby on Rails version of Netalive in the works? Hmmm... maybe not but I could have sworn I heard that at some point.

May 30, 2007 21:50 # 44602

ginsterbusch *** agrees...

Re: Downtime?

Yeah, I thought so, too. Prolly Jaz got tired during the creation process and gave up.

Wouldnt mind helping him, thou.

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

May 30, 2007 23:28 # 44603

majic *** replies...

Re: Downtime?

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Yeah, I thought so, too. Prolly Jaz got tired during the creation process and gave up.

I imagine that a site like this would be orders of magnitude easier to write in RoR rather than Perl. I don't know though as I haven't touched web programming as much as I'd like to in recent years.

May 31, 2007 06:57 # 44606

null throws in his two cents...

Re: Downtime?

Wasn't a Ruby on Rails version of Netalive in the works?

I have no idea what the status of that project is, but... hi Frank :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

May 31, 2007 12:28 # 44614

majic *** replies...

Re: Downtime?

hi Frank :-)

Hi Null. How is married life?

May 31, 2007 12:45 # 44615

null replies...

Re: Downtime?

How is married life?

I have to say, it's not much different from unmarried life, except that saying "my wife" makes me feel kinda old & square. I suppose that's normal.

You still in the Army?

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

May 31, 2007 12:54 # 44616

majic *** replies...

Re: Downtime?

I suppose that's normal.

That is extremely normal, haha!

You still in the Army?

I got out of the Army in 2005.

May 31, 2007 17:31 # 44617

null replies...

Re: Downtime?

That is extremely normal, haha!

Glad to hear that! Suspected as much tho.

I got out of the Army in 2005.

Ooh, there you see how well informed I am. May I ask what you're doing these days?

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

May 31, 2007 22:40 # 44621

majic *** replies...

Re: Downtime?

May I ask what you're doing these days?

For the last 2 years I've worked for General Dynamics doing Medical Information Technology work.


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