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Announcement :: Technology
BostonIMC Server Down Time Last Night
03 May 2006
Modified: 09:42:36 AM
You may have noticed this site was down from 5pm yesterday untill just a few moments ago. We appologize for the inconvinience and are thankful the issue wasn't serious, just hard to reach. For the technically minded details follow.
At approximately 5pm yesterday a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server misconfiguration caused network connectivity issues at our hosting site. The situation was shortly resolved and all systems, except this one, came back online.

Do to family obligations I was unable to get to the server until this morning, and remote access was unresponsive.

It turns out that when the DHCP server came back on line this server got it's IP information and DNS server info, but not any routing information and thus was unreachable (unless you were on the same physical network, a trick I should have tried last night, oh well)

So once I got to the machine it was a simple matter of typing in the router's address and we were back up and running.

This situation will not trouble us again as I've statically configured all the network information and we are no longer reliant on DHCP service.

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Re: BostonIMC Server Down Time Last Night
03 May 2006
thank you for your hard work.