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Server Reboots (lithium, sodium, boron) Site Down for ~10 Minutes Starting at 2018-01-18 at 0900 UTC

Accepted submission by martyb at 2018-01-18 01:42:08 from the severed servers dept.
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Linode (our server provider) is continuing with their server reboots to mitigate Meltdown/Spectre. This time, three of our servers are scheduled to be rebooted at the same time: lithium, sodium, and boron.

From TMB's update to our earlier story System Reboots: beryllium reboot successful; lithium, sodium, and boron soon to come [updated] [soylentnews.org]:

[TMB Note]: Sodium is our currently-configured load balancer and we weren't given enough notice to switch to Magnesium (DNS propagation can take a while), so expect ten minutes or less of site downtime. Or temporarily add 23.239.29.31 to your hosts file if ten minutes is more than you can wait.

This reboot is scheduled for: 2018-01-18 at 0900 UTC (0400 EST). We anticipate no problems... that the site should resume operations on its own.

A workaround is to temporarily update your hosts file to include:

23.239.29.31  soylentnews.org

Upcoming: We just learned that hydrogen is scheduled for a reboot on 2018-01-19 at 05:00 AM UTC.


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