1. Hey there Guest,

    The game servers have moved to semi-dedicated hardware and IPs have changed. Please see front page server widget for up-to-date game server information.

Maintenance Close to Completion

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by drp, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. drp

    aa drp

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    Maintenance is almost done. The front page should be up, the forums should come back in a few hours once the dns propagates to the new ips.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Gaw

    Gaw L4: Comfortable Member

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    What exactly were you fixing?
     
  3. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    I cringe every time this happens.

    Takes forever for my computer to realize that the site is no longer under maintenance. Isn't there another way to do these updates without breaking this?
     
  4. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    The Donate is still not fixed. :(
     
  5. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    I'm curious about this as well. At least on my end, I was getting the "site is undergoing maintenance" message up until I went to bed last night at 10:30 pacific time, and that's front page or otherwise.
     
  6. Gaw

    Gaw L4: Comfortable Member

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    For me, the message was up for about 20 minutes :p
     
  7. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    The latest gameday demo uploads give me this error:

    Warning: copy(downloads/54769-auto-20070716-0051-plr_nightfall_a3.zip) [function.copy]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/downloads.php on line 704
    ERROR: File not found.
     
  8. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    For those who want to get back on the site quickly:

    Open CMD. (Start-> Run-> CMD)
    Type in 'ping tf2maps.net'
    You'll get an IP address. Type that into the URL bar.

    WALA! TF2Maps.net!
     
  9. drp

    aa drp

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    get better dns server. im not trolling, but this is a real answer.
    try using servers 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2

    These will resolve the site quickly in under an hour for ip changes. our last ips were blacklisted by some internet service providers, and this caused them to not deliver our emails such as registration confirmations, lost passwords, etc. we got new ones to avoid this n the future.

    sorry for the inconvinience.
     
  10. TracerDX

    TracerDX L3: Member

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    Ummm... I don't want to be out of line... but ping uses the same DNS resolution as everything else on a client system, ie, a web browser. :blink:
     
  11. Icarus

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    If only I understood what this actually meant.

    It's ok now though, I can browse normally again. Last time took like a week.
     
  12. Gaw

    Gaw L4: Comfortable Member

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    This 'maintenance' seems to have broken more stuff then what it fixed.. And I dont even know what it fixed! What were you doing?
     
  13. drp

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    its been explained in the thread thats in the correct forum
    ip changed + centos/cpanel update.

    the ips we had were being blocked by some internet service providers and this caused our registration/email recover emails to not be delivered.

    id rather have small issues like this than not update our software and have someone use a vulnerability and destroy the database or something.
     
  14. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Downtime sucks, i know it. Heck every time we mess with DNS it causes a problem for a bit but to what Pepper said.

    It seems like most all the big sites of forums i visit have in the last 1-2months had a security problem.


    It is all for the better, believe us!, however its so much better to have a little bit of a problem with downtime then send out a mass virus to all users and risk putting out key loggers or a database removal.