[vendtalk] Server Report

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Oct 23 23:53:28 UTC 2008

Dear NFBNET.ORG users:

I am pleased to be able to tell you that we have successfully gotten 
the new nfbnet.org server to work and switched services over to 
it.  There are still a few things to clean up, but most things are as 
they were previously, or as you would expect them to be with the new software.

We still need to process the message archives to adjust some links, 
which have changed.  Otherwise our mailing lists should function as 
they did before.  This processing may not take place until early next 
week, but otherwise the lists should function normally.

For you web masters, the sites are up and running.  We are going to 
try and sync content once more tonight, to capture the changes that 
some of you made last weekend or earlier this week.  That should 
happen this evening, hopefully.  I will write web masters separately 
with new instructions.

If you have any problems, or find something that doesn't work, please 
contact me at dandrews at visi.com

Once again I thank everybody for your patience.  Because of the 
complexity, the process was somewhat messier then we would have 
liked.  It turns out that there was a bug in the software that IBM 
uses to control the RAID array for our disk drives.  They 
characterized it as a "code issue," but it was a bug if you ask 
me.  Once we got the firmware updated things happened as expected.

Happy computing!

David Andrews,  SysOp and List Owner

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