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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.


Sun Jun 12 18:31:39 EDT 2016 : One more 15 minute outage overnight tonight, sort of a followup to the one Thursday night. The end result should be a performance boost for loading images.
Started: Mon Jun 13 00:45:45 EDT 2016
Ended: Mon Jun 13 01:00:04 EDT 2016
(though things may not have started completely behaving til Mon Jun 13 01:18:29 EDT 2016)

Thu Jun 9 21:32:25 EDT 2016 : There'll be a 15-20 minute outage overnight (probably 1 am ET) to replace a disk controller in a file server. UPDATE: Started around 12:50 am, completed at Fri Jun 10 01:10:29 EDT 2016

Sat Jun 4 23:33:54 EDT 2016 : IPv6 seems to have been stable for almost 12 hours so I'm turning the DNS records for it back on

Sat Jun 4 09:49:14 EDT 2016 : IPv6 connectivity is down (upstream of us); IPv4 is fine. If you can't reach us (because your computer is caching that v6 is preferable to v4) try rebooting. I've sent an email out asking for an ETA for a fix, meanwhile I've removed the v6 AAAA records from DNS temporarily.

Tue May 31 20:00:53 EDT 2016 : There will be a brief planned outage of about 2 minutes right before midnight ET, to install a kernel patch on the database server (that requires a reboot) to fix two just-announced vulnerabilities. This is not a repeat from May 17. Or maybe it is.

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

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Mike the Server Monkey having a bad day
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