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[COMPLETED] EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE: Wednesday, 17 April @2:00 AM EDT

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by martian, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    Hey guys,

    Our hosting provider suffered a security breach over the weekend. As a consequence I'll be taking the site down for about an hour tonight to perform some quick maintenance -- just checking all the seams, making sure we're set. I'll post to this thread when we're back up and running.
     
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  2. Fremen

    Fremen Allright, who stole my mustache?

    Location:
    E. Texas
    Good to know.

    I hope the little buggers don't get access to my super secret mustache recipe I'm working on. :mad:
     
  3. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    Sorry, I should have been more clear. This is absolutely nothing to worry about. There's no evidence that our server was the intended target of any malicious activity, nor is there any sign that it's been affected. This is simply a precautionary measure on my part.
     
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  4. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member

    Thanks for your hard work, Martian!
     
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  5. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    And we're back, and better than ever. Thanks for your patience, folks.
     
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  6. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    I found a formula that is a bit slow but works well enough. Maybe you dropped the one you had stashed.

    edit: almost vaguely ontopic - the site has been significantly faster lately than it was before. That has been good to see.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  7. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Actually, it's kind of a cool thought that this board needs to put out an alert warning down time at 2 am EST.
    That its members are accessing it 24/7 and globally.
    Random thoughts at all times. :cool:

    Thanks for the effort, I know I appreciate it.
     
  8. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    I'm 7 hours further into the day than I usually am, and have been for the last 9-10 days. I noticed this morning (dead of night for Martian & other EST folk) that TFP was dead in the water. Figured our 4th planet friend was servering away & kept calm, carried on.