Scheduled PIC Events

This calendar shows scheduled upcoming system downtime. Please plan your usage accordingly. All times given are in the US Pacific Time Zone, -0800 GMT (or -0700 GMT from the beginning of April through the end of October, when the USA goes to Daylight Saving Time.)

DATE

EXPECTED TIME DOWN

EXPECTED TIME BACK UP

REASON

18 Nov 2000

03:00

?

Upgrading news server

No More Expected

N/A

N/A

N/A

PIC Event History

This page shows the abnormal events that occur hplx.net and the downtime that may be experienced. This information is provided as a courtesy to the users of hplx.net and its associated services, and may contain roundings or other small inaccuracies.

DATE

TIME DOWN

TIME UP

PROBLEM

29 Apr 2000

10:27

13:22

Server was downed, cleaned, and relocated to be more physically secure from power surges and accidental shutoffs due to children, and orange juice spills.

13 Apr 2000

2:00

3:15

NNTP server went down for software upgrade, but upgrade was not successful.

09 Apr 2000

21:00

23:00

SMTP server was briefly down several times as we upgraded to a newer mail transport agent.

01 Apr 2000 - 02 Apr 2000

23:00

4:48

Hard drive crashed and was swapped out for a new, larger, faster drive by a more reliable manufacturer. The data from the old drive was copied over to the new drive; although problems were detected on the drive, there are no apparent data errors.

19-Mar-2000 -- 20-Mar-2000

23:39

1:38

Power outage along our block. Anybody who can donate a long-battery-life, high-powered laptop (and a new networking card) to hplx.net would be a hero.

16-Feb-2000

15:30

18:22

Moved the cable modem from one room of the house to another, so it could be right near the HPLX.NET server and use the same UPS. Unfortunately, it took hours to reconnect to Cox Communications's network, but at least now a power outage or surge won't destroy the cable modem. This should increase reliability.

29-Jan-2000

07:32

10:01

INN, the news server, went down for some reason. It was brought back up manually, but news articles were misnumbered and had to be renumbered.

15-Jan-2000

0:31

0:43

hplx.net had a connection problem, so I rebooted it. Had to renumber the articles on the news server again. Hopefully this will not cause major disruption of news service...

03-Jan-2000

17:32

19:11

Power outage to my entire neighborhood. The UPS kept hplx.net up for over twenty minutes before running out of juice. Unfortunately, the keyboard didn't work and I couldn't shut down normally, which meant that there were all sorts of disk errors when I rebooted, including problems with the article numbering of the news server. These problems have been mostly taken care of, but caused some inconvenience for many people.

31-Dec-1999

13:18

15:01

Power was turned off while our exploded water heater was replaced.

07-Dec-1999

14:47

16:32

Changed over to cable modem. ISDN line will be down within a month, as soon as all required changes have been completed so the transition will be smooth. New IP address is 24.234.48.11.

24-Nov-1999

12:00?

11:33

Connection and DNS problems. Server reboot does not seem to correct trouble. ISP reports technical difficulties and says they are working on it.

10-Nov-1999

22:47

23:08

Hard drive errors. Server reboot and disk repairs.

10-Nov-1999

21:30

21:42

Hard drive errors. Server reboot and disk repairs.


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