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. On (very!) rare occasion you may be able to catch Mike on our webcam at QX's data center.
Our normal hosting provider is QX.net, a local ISP here in Lexington, KY.
This outage page is hosted at DigitalOcean in case of backbone-related problems.
On June 1, 2018, we intend to turn off TLS 1.0 encryption on Fark. (We delayed this from the original date of January 1, 2018.) Any older operating systems (Windows XP, Android 4, etc) and browsers that don't support at least TLS 1.1 will stop working entirely at that point. Many other websites are doing the same, because the older encryption algorithms have long been broken. We will leave TLS 1.0 enabled for this outage page until August 1, 2018, but after that we'll probably disable it here too. If you still have antiquated gear, I hope you got something new for Christmas.
Wed Mar 14 21:21:46 EDT 2018: Brief outage planned for later tonight (midnight ET or so) for a security patch to the database server
Mon Mar 12 22:12:47 EDT 2018: The brief outage just now was my bad... was cleaning up the nginx config and cleaned up a bit too much.
Sun Mar 11 21:22:38 EDT 2018: OK, that was fast. Probably a BGP hiccup.
Sun Mar 11 21:21:55 EDT 2018: Just got a Nagios alert saying QX is down; investigating...
No obvious issues at the moment.
Live basic health check:
It's probably time I updated this picture.
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