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Why did the CFI ‘disappear’ for a couple of days? (Merged)
Posted: 31 July 2010 12:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Posted: 31 July 2010 12:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I only noticed that CFI and CSICOP both were off-line, with the same error text, something like ‘database not found’. Both websites are run by the same provider.

Test it out:

CFI
CSICOP

The website where you can find these things: http://news.netcraft.com.

I assume the database where every content is in crashed , and that some people were sweating to get everything back… At some moments I could connect, but all the forum topics were empty!  shock (The great free will thread!!!!)

So whatever happened, everything was restored again. It means that the backup strategy somehow worked, but it took a little long… Room for improvement?

But who ever did it, thanks for getting everything back!

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Posted: 31 July 2010 05:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I actually hit one other website with the same error that day—I agree with GdB one explanation is a particular service provider.

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Posted: 31 July 2010 05:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Jackson - 31 July 2010 05:40 AM

I actually hit one other website with the same error that day—I agree with GdB one explanation is a particular service provider.

I tried some other websites of the provider, and these worked. And from the ‘hesitating’ start, and the error that was not ‘404 - Not Found’, I conclude that the web server of CFI and CSICOP still worked, but the database software behind it did not.

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Posted: 31 July 2010 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Occam - 30 July 2010 07:13 PM

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OK, I admit I’m using inferior stuff like Internet Explorer from Microsoft. smile

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Posted: 31 July 2010 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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GdB - 31 July 2010 12:54 AM

So whatever happened, everything was restored again. It means that the backup strategy somehow worked

Well, that calls for another round of cheers for the nifty Web Gurus lurking off in cyberspace somewhere keeping those wheels spinning.
Even if it took a little long (what ever that may be) it’s nice to see CFI fit as ever.

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Posted: 31 July 2010 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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You just gotta love crashes.

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Posted: 01 August 2010 10:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I noticed that the point of inquiry site was down as well as CSI and the CSICOP.  However, one site that was not down was the gift shop.  I actually found out that the new candle t-shirts were for sale before the feed on Facebook from Skeptical Inquirer alerted Facebookers to it. 

As I see it the gift site is on a different server.

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Posted: 01 August 2010 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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It crashed again last night!

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Posted: 01 August 2010 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Has there been any kind of memo or announcement from the host or the mods regarding this problem?

“Yes, it’s just a bug in the system.  We’re working it out.”

“No, we have no idea what’s causing this.  We suspect malicious outside influence.”

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Posted: 01 August 2010 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Hardcore - 01 August 2010 05:16 PM

Has there been any kind of memo or announcement from the host or the mods regarding this problem?

“Yes, it’s just a bug in the system.  We’re working it out.”

“No, we have no idea what’s causing this.  We suspect malicious outside influence.”

FWIW I haven’t heard anything from the tech folks about it. I assume it’s some SNAFU with the servers. (That’s happened before, though rarely).

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Posted: 01 August 2010 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Having documented network management software and Internet gateway server commands I am amazed these things do not happen more often.

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Posted: 02 August 2010 10:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Given what I know about how the internet in general is run and put together, I’m rather surprised any of it works at all.

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Posted: 02 August 2010 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I had problems earlier too, but they seem to have cleared up by now.

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Posted: 02 August 2010 12:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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At first, I thought we had been hacked, but now I don’t know what to make of it.

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