Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Server Crash

And here I am, at the Venice airport, almost ready to flight to the USA and what happens?

Eighteen hours before the flight the server crashes and then trying to fix it, my system administrator changed the IP addresses of all of my domains. He said it would have been transparent. Too bad that Murphy's law doesn't know the meaning of being transparent.

Two things happened. First PAD doesn't use the main DNS, so if there is a change in the IP address, I have to modify them manually. Second, the old IP addresses have been re-assigned to somebody else, so that until the DNS changes propagates, the websites are unreachable.

At the moment only changes haven't been propagated. If you try to open it you get the following message:
All the other domains are up and running.

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