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Connectivity issue at London data centre

27 December 2015 06:52:18 +0000

The London data centre has been suffering from the effects of a couple of denial of service (DoS) attacks over the last 12 or so hours. The attack late yesterday (26 December) lasted about an hour and a half. Today’s attack started at 05:37 UTC and is currently ongoing. The data centre staff assure us that they have identified the problem and are implementing a fix for it.

This affects server NC023 (the relay server) and server NC027 (the main mail server), as well as virtual private servers hosted in London. As far as we know, the servers themselves are up and connected to the network, but the attack is causing them to be inaccessible.

We’ll update here as soon as we know more.

NC020: Earlier server reboot

21 November 2015 02:16:43 +0000

We have determined from monitoring logs that server NC020 was only offline for a few minutes, and was rebooted at 09:46 UTC on 20 November within a few minutes of the problem being discovered.

We apologise to those few clients still using server NC020 who may have been inconvenienced at that time.

If you have any questions about this, please let us know. Thanks.

NC020: Server rebooted

20 November 2015 10:07:39 +0000

We have rebooted server NC020 after it was overwhelmed. We’re looking into it right now and will post details here as soon as we have them.

NC027: Access issue update

18 September 2015 19:43:54 +0000

After spending some time on this issue yesterday and today — and receiving a complaint from only one client who later informed us that the issue no longer existed — we’re closing this matter and considering it a transient network issue, probably closer to the client’s ISP than to server NC027.

Apologies for the false alarm, but we do take your complaints seriously.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know by contacting NinerNet support. Thank-you.

NC027: Access issues

17 September 2015 20:49:50 +0000

We are aware of an issue with server NC027, where most client email is hosted. However, we have not yet determined exactly what the problem is. Some services on the server are accessible, while some are not.

We are currently working with the data centre to determine the issue, and will post further updates here.

NC020: Credits for outage

11 September 2015 19:16:40 +0000

Further to our previous posts, we will be processing credits to the accounts of all affected clients for the outage on NC020.

NC020: Web server stoppage update

11 September 2015 18:59:36 +0000

After some research, combing of the logs on the server, and reading of documentation, we believe we found a reason that the web server stopped working, but we believe the cause evaporated when, in our desire to get everything working again as quickly as possible, we just rebooted the machine after other options to restart the web server failed. However, even the suspected cause does not fully jibe with the observed symptoms.

The good news is that we have recently commissioned a new server (NC030) to take on the websites hosted on NC020. We are still working on setting up the control panel on that, but we hope to have it in production as soon as possible.

We apologise for this incident, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

NC020: Server rebooted

11 September 2015 14:20:56 +0000

The web server on NC020 was found to be unresponsive today, but would also not respond to commands to restart. As a result we rebooted the machine and this seems to have fixed the problem.

We’re busy analysing the logs to determine the cause, and will post an update here if we find anything.

NC027: Update from data centre

9 December 2014 10:40:41 +0000

Further information from the data centre on the reboot of server NC027 indicates that there was a hardware management issue in the data centre that necessitated a reboot of this server to maintain and improve stability of this machine. The issue was addressed with a software upgrade during the downtime, and we have been assured that this addresses the issue and will not happen again.

If you have any questions about this, please contact NinerNet support. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

NC027: Hardware issue update

8 December 2014 20:03:00 +0000

We have determined, through log analysis, that server NC027 was shut down at 14:03 and restarted at 14:24 UTC. So the server was unavailable for 21 minutes this afternoon.

Any email sent to addresses on this server would have been queued on the sending servers until this server was back online, and would have been delivered at that time or shortly thereafter. You will have received any such email by this time.

When we receive more details from the data centre we will post them here. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will post additional details here as soon as we have them. Thanks for your patience.

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