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Offline Last Night?
« on: April 22, 2015, 08:53:28 AM »
I tried several different times with several different browsers to get on the forum last night and kept getting "failure to connect" messages.  I think it was a 501 error (or maybe a 500).  Was something going on?
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 08:54:35 AM »
The host 1 and 1 had some serious issues yesterday afternoon/evening. Ken had posted about it on the Weather-Watch Forum.
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 09:13:58 AM »
That was a pretty big down-time for someone as big as 1&1! But I suppose everybody has their problems sometime. And this was the error messaged I received when it was down. What was that, say about 8 hours?
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 09:14:18 AM »
I checked with DOJ.me (Down or Just Me) and confirmed that it was down. It happened to be the first time I was using Comodo Ice Dragon, so at first I thought that there was a problem on my end.

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 09:16:05 AM »
The proof that even Super Heroes goes down sometimes hehehe
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 09:30:16 AM »

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 11:44:24 AM »
I checked with DOJ.me (Down or Just Me) and confirmed that it was down. It happened to be the first time I was using Comodo Ice Dragon, so at first I thought that there was a problem on my end.

http://doj.me/

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 01:59:01 PM »
There seemed to be several outages yesterday in major data centers across the US.  I've no idea if they were linked or just coincidences. 

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 02:36:24 PM »
Yep, down due to hoster issues.

The logs show the last successful access was 21/Apr/2015:18:21:16 -0400

The first 'back online' access was at 22/Apr/2015:02:29:43 -0400

so just a bit more than 9hrs outage.

I could SSH to the site, but oddities prevailed.  Load factor was in the 20s and filesystem commands like ls all failed with 'ls: cannot open directory .: Input/output error'

I'd called the tech support, waited for 16 minutes for pickup, then was dropped because the operator couldn't hear my responses.
There was 'audio pixelation' on the on-hold music, and the auto-responder couldn't decipher my touch-tone entries.

The webserver hasn't been rebooted, so I'm suspecting some kind of back-end SAN failure.

Both WXForum.net and the regional network hub (northamericanweather.net) are hosted on the same server, so both were down for the count.  My other sites (saratoga-weather.org and a group of regional networks) were not impacted by the outage.

It's really bad when the Phone system also goes out during an outage.  I tried Twitter and email.. finally got responses after the problem was fixed.

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 02:48:03 PM »
Ken I want to commend your hard work and keeping this forum running. Keeping members updated on what went wrong is above and beyond service. The list goes on. Again Thank you sir.




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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 03:16:15 PM »
It was weird because everything worked -- you could ping, do a traceroute, the DNS was good; just no page loads.  Nothing but a blank screen.  No error screen, nada.

Banners, tags, widgets, etc. are why I have Signatures turned off.

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2015, 03:46:46 PM »
Ken I want to commend your hard work and keeping this forum running. Keeping members updated on what went wrong is above and beyond service. The list goes on. Again Thank you sir.

Very well put! 
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2015, 03:52:17 PM »
http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php/topic,63250.0.html

Ken wrote about it here

I'll have to try to remember this.  I'm not a WD user, so it doesn't usually come to mind.
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 12:21:07 PM »
Hmmm, so is it the case that now its the WD forum that is down? I cant connect to it...

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 12:23:07 PM »
I was just going to ask that also. I get ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2015, 01:56:17 PM »
Odd, weather-watch.com is hosted in Germany by (guess who) 1and1 (Hertzner.com).  Maybe they're having the same issue that pulled down a bunch of USA servers yesterday.
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2015, 06:57:10 PM »
Or somebody doesnt like PWS fans.... reminds me of what happened about a month ago when worldweatheronline.com was under such a strong DDoS they had to completely relocate servers after a few days and just at the same time openweathermap was also down for a few days due to DDoS

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 08:20:29 PM »
Odd, weather-watch.com is hosted in Germany by (guess who) 1and1 (Hertzner.com).  Maybe they're having the same issue that pulled down a bunch of USA servers yesterday.

Hopefully Chris knows about this. Besides being on the forum yesterday, it had been over 2 months since he has been there.
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2015, 05:24:44 AM »
Wow, so I just tried it and it is still down? Now I dont even get a connection error, just a blank page.

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2015, 06:15:49 AM »
This is the last message on the announcements part of the ww forum:

http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php/topic,63272.msg505083.html#new

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2015, 11:40:25 AM »
Yep, working good here now! Good to see everything back to normal!  8-)
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2015, 11:32:32 AM »
I think the WD forum is down again.... blitzortung was down too.... this forum was down couple of days ago.... is this just a coincidence or is actually somebody trying to hack all sites of weather enthusiasts? :D

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2015, 12:28:24 PM »
Yes, I'm getting
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Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
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Chris may be doing some rebuilding after the disk went bad last week.  I've sent him a message about it.
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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2015, 12:54:16 PM »
Thanks Ken

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Re: Offline Last Night?
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2015, 01:06:37 PM »
Thanks Ken
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