Outage Update

Jan 25 2010, 05:55 PM

At around 1PM EST, storms that hit our area took down power. Several telecommunications lines are downed in our location in new jersey.

At 4PM EST we enabled our backup generators. We're still without power to the location. The poles are damaged and need to be replaced. We'll keep you posted as to the status of the situation. For now, all services have been restored.

Please note: This is the first time we have had to enact the backup generators, and although they appear to be working properly, there is still a chance the system could go down again. However, thus far it appears to be working well and can support the load.

=- Edited 01/16/10 -=

Power was restored to the building. We took the time to hook up a new power supply and have rebooted the server and all services again as a result. At this time we are unsure if the situation is completely solved but we will be monitoring it.

We apologize for the inconveniences,

Jcink

I urge people to follow https://twitter.com/Jcink for updates.

IRC Server Updates

Jan 24 2010, 04:51 AM

We've updated the IRC/"Live Chat" server tied to JFB boards. The software, although working correctly with no security issues, was really old. There was some minor downtime for about 15 minutes while I did all of these updates:

  • Address changed to irc.jcink.net and name to JcinkNET (name pending, possibly).
  • New feature - we have SSL now. Connect on port 6697.
  • New feature - Hostnames are now properly scrambled. This also makes host banning much easier in the case of troublesome users.
  • Rebuilt server from scratch to latest version.
  • Rebuilt services server from scratch. (nickserv, chanserv, etc) to latest version - Kept all channel and nickname data
  • Decreased ping-out time to 121 seconds. Much nicer than 300, we'll see how it goes.
There should be no changes or issues for you or your members. You can continue to use irc(d).jcink.com to connect, although the new preferred address is irc.jcink.net.

Please let us know if you encounter any issues. Thanks!

-Jcink

Bandwidth Upgrades

Jan 18 2010, 04:24 PM

We have put in an order for some bandwidth upgrades which will occur within the next 24-48 hours. This will increase speed of our network line and give us additional capacity to grow and create new services. Faster page loads may occur for you as a result.

The upgrade process for this should be completely transparent to everyone and there shouldn't be a need to do anything but wait. No downtime should occur, but we are posting this message just in case we're required to do some quick work with the networking equipment.

-Jcink

Network Downtime

Jan 16 2010, 04:28 PM

We had a network outage due to a failed network box. The box has been repaired and we'll be monitoring it closely to check for issues.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences.

Additionally I'd like encourage people to follow my account on twitter to get news about network outages and updates in the future.

Happy New Year

Jan 1 2010, 12:43 AM

Everyone here at Jcink.com wishes you a happy and healthy New Year.

Here's to a new decade!