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We are back! 2004-07-29 09:26:40
by lmbedore
It's been two months since our network provider moved, and a hosting deal they set up for us fell through. We've had a hell of a time finding a new home for VectorStar, but I'm very glad to say that we are back online.

We are back on DSL, which turned up last night. Right now we're having some bandwidth problems (it looks like the phone company screwed up our provisioning). For the time being, VectorStar only has about 64kbit of bandwidth for outgoing traffic. When this is fixed (probably later today), we will have 384kbit and things will start flowing smoothly.

Thanks for putting up with us through this ordeal. Now that the servers are VERY close to home, you should start seeing us bring up new services soon.

Re: We are back! 2004-07-29 09:38:11
by dsueiro
Thanks for your effort!! :) :)
Re: We are back! 2004-07-29 10:26:01
by smarta
I am so happy you got thing sback up and running. :)
Re: We are back! 2004-07-29 17:06:16
by lmbedore
It looks like our bandwidth is fixed! I set up some preliminary bandwidth metering controls, so you probably won't see any single downloads at 45k/sec... but it will mean that websites will still be very responsive, even if there's a ton of email and FTP traffic. Pretty cool stuff, really.
Re: We are back! 2004-07-31 04:44:00
by Kye Lewis
Nice :)
Re: We are back! 2004-07-31 12:25:35
by stale
The whole ordeal can be summarized into one sentence: Extra buzz for us maaaaaan!
Re: We are back! 2004-08-02 14:28:11
by r3chn3r
Schweet.. I was kinda wondering what happened.. Glad your back.. The internet was a gloomier place without Vectorstar.
Re: We are back! 2004-08-02 17:08:31
by nookadum
Yay! The Vectorstar has returned!
Re: We are back! 2004-08-02 20:24:10
by Mark
Re: We are back! 2004-08-03 19:30:29
by lmbedore
Just like the last time we had to replace a drive on the file server, it was an extreme pain in the ass! I FINALLY got the sucker to start rebuilding... It'll probably take 2 hours. Somehow I get the feeling that drive #4 in the array is going to die next... call it intuition.

One of the two drives running the OS on vector spat a couple bad sectors up in the last week as well. Man, I LOVE these IDE drives! hah... they just don't make things like they used to.
Re: We are back! 2004-08-06 14:25:08
by smokey
Hell yeah, glad to see you're back around. You know, my offer still stands if you ever want to take me up on it. I have a huge data center and plenty of bandwidth. As long as you don't mind running things out of TX. :-)
Re: We are back! 2004-08-06 15:53:40
by lmbedore
Right now the servers are about a mile from home and we can go there pretty much any time we please... :) It's a real nice arrangement. We're gonna try setting up a high-speed directional wireless link between our house and the servers (mainly just because we can!)... It's awesome being able to work on the servers whenever I want to again!
:):):) 2004-08-06 18:23:49
by Nettie
hi!!! welcome back! *very happy*
Re: We are back! 2004-08-07 10:11:03
by puzzled
Re: We are back! 2004-08-08 22:05:31
by r3chn3r
I was beggining to worry 'bout you Floridians.. I had no freakin' idea what was going on.. Maybe next time send out a little email eh? Glad Vectorstar isn't dust like I had thought. I kept coming back to see if things had changed and I'm glad I did.
Re: We are back! 2004-08-28 00:48:25
by ibor132
Sweet, I was starting to think VectorStar was gone for good.
Re: We are back! 2004-08-31 21:29:17
by porsche
I second an email to let us all know next tme things turn nasty :P Unfortunately I dont use my mail account anymore cause off all the SPAM! ARGHH!