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Recent site downtime

#1  Postby LIFE » Sep 11, 2012 12:36 pm

Hello crowd,

you may have noticed the site was temporarily unavailable for a couple hours, just now. I only noticed about half an hour ago and notified the host service since I couldn't access the site myself. So far it seems fixed but I don't have an official reply just yet.

So far I cannot confirm this is related to the recent Godaddy hack, to me it looks more like the running services on the server were just playing up for whatever reason. I couldn't restart the server myself so I had to wait for the management to hop in.

In any case I just want to point out that at no point were any user data compromised as sensible data is encrypted in the database.

If you ever should see such a message again there's no need to panic as I have local backups of everything, so worst case is I simply would have to invest a couple hours to restore everything to its latest state :)

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#2  Postby sennekuyl » Sep 11, 2012 12:47 pm

Thanks Boss. Truly appreciate your efforts.
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#3  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 11, 2012 1:00 pm

Cheers Bernhard. :thumbup:
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#4  Postby Scarlett » Sep 11, 2012 1:02 pm

I missed logging on with my morning coffee and toast :grin:
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#5  Postby quisquose » Sep 11, 2012 1:17 pm

I feel quite traumatised actually having to do some paperwork instead.
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#6  Postby Fallible » Sep 11, 2012 1:21 pm

I ended up on the WoW forums, reading an argument over someone creating a 9/11 remembrance thread on a games forum. I hold Bernhard indirectly responsible.
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#7  Postby hackenslash » Sep 11, 2012 1:26 pm

Cheers duder!
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#8  Postby Ironclad » Sep 11, 2012 1:30 pm

I thought The Metatron had gone feral, bringing the site down from within.. :whistle:
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#9  Postby SafeAsMilk » Sep 11, 2012 1:31 pm

Ironclad wrote:I thought The Metatron had gone feral, bringing the site down from within.. :whistle:

Sounds like a good idea for a RatSkep fanfic.

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#10  Postby DoctorE » Sep 11, 2012 1:36 pm

So we are still alive :) :cheers:
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#11  Postby byofrcs » Sep 11, 2012 1:48 pm

I use godaddy and host europe servers and they don't seem related because the host europe did resolve the ratskep domain name - just ended up on a host europe error landing page. It is like the container for the vps was gone.
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#12  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Still getting a few 503 errors. Server not available.
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#13  Postby mattthomas » Sep 11, 2012 3:00 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:Still getting a few 503 errors. Server not available.

I'm getting Error 16:00 - Still at work, beer not available error
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#14  Postby Arcanyn » Sep 11, 2012 3:02 pm

It's a relief the site's back up. I thought for a moment that something very exciting had happened.
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#15  Postby mattthomas » Sep 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Like sickipedia when a celebrity dies?
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#16  Postby Alan B » Sep 11, 2012 4:42 pm

Thanks, boss. I can now come off my tranquilisers... :ahrr:
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#17  Postby divagreen » Sep 11, 2012 8:10 pm

can I make a ratskep mafia game about this
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#18  Postby reddix » Sep 11, 2012 8:58 pm

Leprechauns. Need I say more?
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#19  Postby Aern Rakesh » Sep 11, 2012 9:06 pm

reddix wrote:Leprechauns. Need I say more?


Yes, indeed, you need to say more!

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#20  Postby virphen » Sep 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Ummm, what is this hack all about. Did I miss something on that?
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