Server News

Planned Server Outage

Due to server upgrades, there will be a planned outage on July 18th, 2013, starting at 11 am PST and lasting until the servers are upgraded and brought online.

Because the forums are linked to NarniaMUCK's game servers, they will also be unavailable during that time.

Thanks for your understanding!

Game Server is Back UP!

The problem got resolved some time in the night and I brought the game itself back up this morning.

I don't have all the specifics on what happened yet. One part of what happened is that the virtual machine that the game runs on was transferred from one physical machine to another which required a shutdown of the virtual machine. Anyone one connected to the game at the time may have gotten the message "Going down, be back in a bit!"

Anytime you receive that message it may be because a MUCK staffer initiated a shutdown of the game OR it is because the machine the game runs on is shutting down1.

Unfortunately, after the move, something else went wrong, _possibly_ due to a power failure in the data center in which the physical machine resides. If there's more news, I'll add it as a comment to this news story.

Feaelin.

  • 1. For those of you technically minded, this is because the OS (Debian Linux in this case) when told to shutdown sends a 'signal' (SIGTERM) to each process, telling it to close up shop, as it were. GlowMUCK responds by sending that message, saving and exiting as quickly as it can)

Server Outage this Evening

NarniaMUCK is currently down. I'm waiting to hear back from support but it looks like the data center where we're hosted is having problems. We'll bring the server back up as soon as possible and provide any details we have after that.

Feaelin.

Network Upgrades: Possible lag or outages.

Over the next few days we may experience some connectivity issues with either the website or the game itself.

This is because the hosting company is upgrading its network infrastructure. While they'll making an effort to minimize down-time there still may be some brief moments where the server or the webpages are unreachable. So don't panic if you can't connect--simply try again five minutes or so later.

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Memory Usage and Screen Reader Friendly Features

We made some changes to the server configuration this morning. There were some configuration changes that we wanted to make and update to a more recent version of GlowMUCK... Read more »

Network Outages Today

We experienced a brief network outages today. Our hosting service's data-center experienced some network connectivity issues around 12:36pm (CST) today. Connectivity was restored at 12:55pm.

Our apologies to anyone who tried to connect during that time.

Server Restarted!

My apologies to anyone that was connected this afternoon. I was checking on some things, attempted to open the server log file (a REALLY large text file) in Emacs--this was apparently too much for the machine. We were back up quite quickly though.

Machine Down!

The machine is down and inaccessible at this time. I'll comment here when I know more. Sad

Recent Outages

On three separate occasions on Saturday, the muck was down for a couple of hours. There was a problem with a process on the machine (not the game's process) tying up the entire machine and requiring a reboot to resolve.

Very soon, an update will be installed on the machine that should correct the problem. Hopefully, the update will be installed before the process misbehaves again.

Server Problems

From about 4pm to 6pm (central time) this evening we had either dramatic slow-downs or outright outages with the server.

There was a runaway process on the host machine eventually required rebooting the entire machine to resolve.

We're back up and running now.

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