Server outages February 4, 2004 10:23 PM   Subscribe

MetaFilter, MetaTalk, and Ask Metafilter might be sporadic over the next day or so, as the server hosting the DNS has died for now. Hopefully that server will be back tomorrow morning, but if not, you could hack your hosts file to point the three domains at 209.10.108.201.

If you see the sites unreachable by morning, that's why.
posted by mathowie to Uptime at 10:23 PM (14 comments total)

thanks matt, i was starting to get panicky for my morning metafix and thought my work had finally caught up with mefi!
posted by triv at 12:09 AM on February 5, 2004


though unrelated, (right) does anyone know if #mefi Irc is down?
posted by clavdivs at 7:41 AM on February 5, 2004


clav: it is currently.

#mefi's temporary home is at us.undernet.org, port 6667.
posted by Stynxno at 8:52 AM on February 5, 2004


clav, check out us.undernet.org #mefi while turlyming is down.
posted by thatothrgirl at 8:52 AM on February 5, 2004


/me shakes fist at tog, etc.
posted by Stynxno at 8:53 AM on February 5, 2004


clavdivs: yes, the backup is in #mefi on irc.undernet.org
posted by lazy-ville at 8:53 AM on February 5, 2004


or what stinky said milliseconds before me (it wasn't there on preview).
posted by thatothrgirl at 8:54 AM on February 5, 2004


As of about 9am PST, regular old turlyming #mefi is back up and running.

Thank God, for a few minutes there I thought I was going to have to be productive today!
posted by filmgoerjuan at 9:11 AM on February 5, 2004


everything should be back now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:28 AM on February 5, 2004


yes, including the jrun errors.
posted by quonsar at 9:57 AM on February 5, 2004


Does the HOSTS file work with Mozilla?
I thought it was just IE.
posted by Blue Stone at 10:09 AM on February 5, 2004


Does the HOSTS file work with Mozilla?

A hosts file is done on the OS level, so it will work with any and all internet applications on your system. You're basically telling windows or mac internal networking that metafilter.com will always be at that IP, so any application directed at the address will use the local hosts file instead of looking out onto the internet.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:37 AM on February 5, 2004


thanks all, thanks to our captain and chief engineer.

Now i can resume my debate with Chris wether Atlanta has a subway or not.
posted by clavdivs at 12:54 PM on February 5, 2004


Kewl.
posted by Blue Stone at 1:26 PM on February 5, 2004


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