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This is the status page for Fark's behind-the-scenes geekery. If there's a major outage or problem, we'll try to post something here about it (unless we're too up to our eyeballs in trying to actually fix it)... so check here if Fark's hosed for an extended length of time. Normally this page will be blank. :-) For more minor issues, see Mike's blog, or more likely, Mike's twitter, Drew's twitter, Fark twitter or all Fark staff/mod/admin twitters together. On (very!) rare occasion you may be able to catch Mike on our webcam at QX's data center.

Our normal hosting is at QX.net. This outage page is at DigitalOcean in case of backbone-related problems.


Wed May 25 20:33:51 EDT 2016 : If email notifications are coming in really slowly today, try changing your email address in your Fark user profile to something that isn't Hotmail. :p

Wed May 18 21:58:28 EDT 2016 : Around 10:30 pm ET we will be doing some electrical work in our server rack. One of the managed PDU's is acting up and I'm trying to determine if it's just confused or if it's dying, so I'm going to unplug/replug it. The electrical circuit that will be going down shouldn't affect anything as none of that gear is a single point of failure -- but it might cause a few brief hiccups anyway while Spanning Tree figures that out. I don't expect the hiccups to last more than about 3 minutes.
UPDATE: work complete Wed May 18 22:33:15 EDT 2016

Tue May 17 22:56:17 EDT 2016 : There will be a brief planned outage of about 2 minutes soon, to install a kernel patch on the database server (that requires a reboot) to fix two just-announced vulnerabilities

Thu May 12 15:35:51 EDT 2016 : I don't yet know why we've gone down. Our hosting provider is up. Driving downtown to check.
UPDATE: looks like our VLAN was accidentally turned off temporarily by our hosting provider. Dunno if other VLANs were affected. I did take the time to rewire some crappy serial console lines while I was there, so if you saw me "fixing" stuff on the webcam, that's why; there wasn't really anything of ours to fix.

Tue May 3 16:54:25 EDT 2016 : Not sure why the database has gone non-responsive but I'm restarting it now. This may have been a kernel bug that is now fixed -- this particular symptom happened a few times over the last month or two, but has not reoccured since May 3.

Live basic health check:

Mike the Server Monkey having a bad day
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