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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 much more likely, Mike's twitter, Drew's twitter, Fark twitter or all Fark staff/mod/admin twitters together.

Our normal hosting provider (since July 2019) is DigitalOcean. They have their own status page. This outage page is hosted at Amazon AWS in case of DigitalOcean problems.


Wed Oct 20 16:07:18 EDT 2021: DigitalOcean Spaces seems to be having sporadic DNS issues today, which would cause sporadic issues with images not loading. We've opened a ticket with them but there's not much else we can do about it until they get around to fixing it. (They are aware of it.) Thu Oct 21 15:13:01 EDT 2021: DigitalOcean says they have found the issue and are working on a fix. I can't reproduce the issue myself -- it seems to be limited to just certain nameservers. I know 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4, and 1.1.1.1 all work OK. Thu Oct 21 16:49:34 EDT 2021: DigitalOcean says it's fixed.

Thu Sep 30 22:41:42 EDT 2021: If you started getting SSL errors on Fark, Wikipedia, NY Post, FreeBSD, kernel.org, and about 80 million other websites starting on September 30, you need to upgrade your OS and/or browser to something in this list to get all those sites working again. If you're running something older than that, your device has several years worth of security vulnerabilities anyway, so there's lots of reasons to upgrade.

Live basic (very basic) health check:

Mike the Server Monkey having a bad day
It's probably time I updated this picture from June 2008.
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