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Muck Maladies

I actually wrote up a post about this a couple weeks ago, but I erased it as I wasn't sure of my facts at the time. Just as well.

FurryMUCK lost its network connection a couple weeks ago, as the major DSL backbone for the state went belly-up, and took down the netlinks of both of the companies that Furry got its netlinks through.

S'A'Alis quickly moved the FurryMuck server to a friend's network. Unfortunately, that network was behind an inferior firewall, which couldn't deal with the number of connections that FurryMUCK generates.

About this time, I set up a server for testing the FM database on a fuzzball 6.00 muck server. I'd been planning on doing this for months, actually. Since our test server was on a T-1, and the main FM server was still having major connectivity issues, Tugrik pointed the furry.com domain at the test server, and we put up notices on the real FM that the test server was available for use until the real FM become usable again.

I put warnings all over the test server noting that it was temporary, and to expect possible crashes and such. We actually experienced four crashes, but I tracked them all down to a faulty memory DIMM that we replaced the next day. I got a lot of useful data out of the test run, with a max user count of 260, and things are looking good for FB6 with Furry, given just a few minor fixes and changes.

After another day, S'A'Alis managed to get the real FM back up on a new netlink that had been in the works for a while before the outage. The populous of furry and the furry.com domains were redirected back to the main FM.

The test server remains up, and it is currently a testbed for making FB6 optimizations to the FM MUF programs.

This whole situation has created a whole lot of bad blood, though, when it absolutely should not have. I may get into that at some later date.


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May. 30th, 2001 01:30 am (UTC)
Bad Blood...
Power outage again?

You really ought to get a UPS for your fridge... coagulated blood just doesn't cut it... :P


May. 30th, 2001 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Bad Blood...
Damn those Californian rolling blackouts!
May. 30th, 2001 08:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Bad Blood...
Ah well... just have to go harvesting again...

Sorry to see you've been having a rough time of it lately.

BTW Ch9 has been up for a couple of weeks now - didn't send to you for quasi-offical appoval cause there's no bats in this one...

I think Mr Martins doesn't like my using things inspired by concepts he concived... but is too nice to say so - so is studiously ignoring my existance...

Like Paramount ignoring the ST Fanfic NG's - if he took notice he'd have to do something about it.

May. 30th, 2001 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see someone else who likes Rush. Are you Canadian or do you just have good taste? I hope your job situation works out ok and (selfishly) that it doesn't mean we'll lose this excellent website.
Jun. 2nd, 2001 03:45 pm (UTC)
Rush, etc.
No, I'm a native Californian. I just like Rush. Though I'm a bit of a heathen in that I like their more recent stuff, rather than their older stuff. My favorite album of theirs is Roll the Bones.

No need to worry about belfry.com going away any time soon. It'll be around a good long time, I think.
Jun. 6th, 2001 01:10 pm (UTC)
I like Rush. But then, I'm old and wise and Canadian. Or maybe not.

But Geddy Lee's got a solo album outcalled "My favorite headache."

Back from Germany and the Tentacles convention. I must admit, a LARP set in Melnibone is creepier than even *I* imagined.

Hmm. So why was so much bad blood generated, m'dear? I'm starting to suspect that far too many folks on Furry just don't have lives. But then I don't tlak to folks who are just life-support systems for their characters. Brrr.

Jetlagged all to hell
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