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[News] amiga.com down: explanationANN.lu
Posted on 11-May-2000 08:40 GMT by Christian Kemp8 comments
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Here's the official word from Amiga's Gary Peake on why their server was down over the weekend: The system needed rebooting, the server alarm failed to go off, I had been in an accident and was offline and no phone for about three days and I am who they would have called. This was posted in comp.sys.amiga.misc.
amiga.com down: explanation : Comment 5 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Olsen on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Mark Rippetoe):
If the ctrl-alt-del thing have been disabled, it would require root, or an account with reboot priveliges enabled.
amiga.com down: explanation : Comment 6 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by MIKE on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Mark Olsen):
Well, in fact the machine was up and responding that the site was hosted on, a rather large ISP called communitech (one that doesn't have failure's). The amiga.com web server DNS was resolving correctly, there in fact was a webserver running on port 80, just amiga.com did not work on this shared hosting server. It appeared to me identical to what happens when I shut my webhosting customers off for non-payment. Someone screwed up that's fine and dandy, you don't have to use the old Blame it on the ISP routine.
amiga.com down: explanation : Comment 1 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Ben on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Get well soon Gary!
amiga.com down: explanation : Comment 2 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by John Chandler on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
yikes! Yep, hope you`re okay Gary.
amiga.com down: explanation : Comment 3 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by JBOT on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
so what a waste of speculation....
amiga.com down: explanation : Comment 4 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Rippetoe on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT
5/8/00 1:22 PM
Re: Amiga.com online after 36 Hr. downtime.
On 8 May 2000 18:45:10 GMT, aa781@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Thomas Leroux)
|I'll take a guess... The ILOVEYOU! virus is my prime suspect. The
|question becomes, who at Amiga opened it?
|Sorry, bad guess. Hardware problem with the host ISP.
|Gary Peake
from same thread:5/10/00 11:30 AM
|The system needed rebooting, the server alarm failed to go off, I had been
|in an accident and was offline and no phone for about three days and I am
|who they would have called.
|All is well with me now, I have a new phone number, we now have backup
|people to call, etc, etc.
| Gary Peake
But why would they call anyone, Someone should have called THEM. It wasn't your
inaction which caused the problem, it is an isp problem. It doesn't take a computer nerd
to be able to type in reboot, or click on a reboot button.depending on flavor of linux
they are running
Gary hope you are well.
later Floyd
amiga.com down: explanation : Comment 7 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Michael Jantzen on 11-May-2000 22:00 GMT
They must be using Windows to serve e-mail - since the I Love you Virus doesn't affect any other kind of machine.
Michael Jantzen ^_^
amiga.com down: explanation : Comment 8 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Henrik Mikael Kristensen on 11-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (MIKE):
I have my homepage hosted at Communitech.net. I've experienced excellent uptime with them, and whenever their Sun servers are down, it's because of service or maintenance (such as physically moving the server to a new location or inserting a new piece of hardware, all which requires a reboot).
I always get a mail from them, when they do that, and it describes their operation in great detail, so you always know what is going on.
I can check the state of the server on which my website resides (CPU temperature, how well different daemons are running, etc.)
I even had my website enabled on a sunday morning at 8 AM. :-)
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