There was an outage this afternoon while I was with a client. I was not able to get a stable internet connection until just now, where “stable” means sitting at Honey Bear’s BBQ and dialing in over my slow cell phone. Because of my lack of access, I don’t think I’m going to be able to get a look at what happened before the logs are changed.
Would those of you with sudo access please take a look? Thanks.
Work asked me to firewall off our racks, so I dropped in an OpenBSD box with the appropriate filters. I told it not to filter any traffic to vis.nu, but if you do notice anything amiss, please let me know.
Roaming users was not working today for some reason. I restarted it after the reboots, but it blew it’s brains out on something.
IMAP before SMTP has been enough of a problem in the last few weeks that I’m getting really tired of it. I’ll be working on SASL and SSL for SMTP this weekend as a permanent, more stable solution. However, I wouldn’t expect to have it in production before the end of July. As with most SMTP changes, I want to test the crap out of it.
For now, if you’re having trouble sending email from your desktop client, log into the mission control page and check to see if you’re IP is listed in the roaming user table. If it is NOT, there is now an option to add it, with the IP you’re on already populated in the form. This goes in the same bin that popcheckd adds IP addresses into, so the window is open for an hour.
Another thing I’ll be adding is virus detection. As usual, I won’t delete any messages, but I will mark messages found with a virus so that they can be deleted. Personally, I’m not affected by them, but the number of viruses I’m getting today are starting to become a nuisance more than anything else.
vis.nu was down for about three hours today. I rebooted the machine this morning, and it restarted fine, but without the option for MySQL to make it not crash the entire system. That’s fixed, but I still need to get down to the roots of it and figure out a good, long term solution.