All servers will be restarted the night of Wednesday, August 12th to apply security updates. Sorry for the inconvenience. Update: The downtime took longer than expected when our file server failed to come back up within the ~5 minutes we expect for a restart. It took an additional ~30 minutes to run a fsck. We'll be more careful to watch for and schedule these at more convenient times in the future.
At 1:07pm today, hal, our primary production server, froze. We are on-site and working to restore it. We are moving the important servers to another machine while we investigate, as hal continues to experience issues.
Update 2:07pm: Service has been restored, but we are continuing to move servers to a different machine. There will be some downtime as we continue the migration, but it will affect single services only.
Remaining to migrate: (updated 5:04pm)
pestilence (dns, dhcp)
sandstorm (group smtp)
Update 5:20pm: All VMs are migrated to jaws, and all services should be restored. We'll be debugging and rebuilding hal in the near future, and will be scheduling downtime some time in the next few weeks to move VMs back. We'll post a followup here when we have a date in mind.
On June 19th, we will re-enable Apache directory listings by default for both virtual hosts and userdir web hosting. You can disable these by creating a file named .htaccess in your web root with the line "Options -Indexes".
Our internal mail server (anthrax) will be unavailable for about an hour tomorrow. This only affects individual accounts with email forwarding, and mail sent from the OCF. Virtual hosts with email forwarding will still work.
No mail will be lost; instead, it will be queued until the server is available again. At the worst, your mail may be delayed by an hour or two.
Staff alumni with Google Apps accounts won't be affected at all.
The online account tools (used for requesting accounts, changing passwords, etc.) will be offline for about an hour tonight as we rebuild the server. No other services will be affected; you can still change your password via SSH if desired.
On May 31th, we will disable Apache directory listings by default for both virtual hosts and userdir web hosting. You can re-enable these by creating a file named .htaccess in your web root with the line "Options +Indexes".