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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby Ben82 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:03 am

CitroJim wrote:Why does a server need a graphics card? :?

So you can see when it BSODs ;)
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby Xaccers » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:42 am

CitroJim wrote:Why does a server need a graphics card? :?


How else am I going to play Aliens: Colonial Marines or the latest BioShock game?

Sod it, I'll host the forum on my Raspberry Pi
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby CitroJim » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:58 am

Xac wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Sod it, I'll host the forum on my Raspberry Pi


At least it runs Linux :wink: :lol:

Ben82 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Why does a server need a graphics card? :?

So you can see when it BSODs ;)



Ben, I love it :lol: :lol:
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby Xaccers » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:53 pm

Right, I've now moved the router downstairs so it should be a nice easy swap to the Sky cable modem tomorrow between 8am and 1pm. Fingers crossed.
I've got to re-install the dyndns client so the IP gets updated when the network comes back online.
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby CitroJim » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:00 am

Fingers crossed it all goes well Xac....
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby Xaccers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:14 pm

Right, we're now back online running on Sky's fibre network, so it will be interesting to see how it performs.
A quick speedtest at home shows 25Mbps down and 5.5Mbps up from the server (although the router claims to be connected at 35Mbps and 7Mbps) which on the download is 10 times faster than before and hte upload is 5.5 times faster.
So when Danielle is watching her Miss Marple on Netflix or I'm downloading TV episodes to watch, it shouldn't interfere with your access.
Also, anyone who was having to use a VPN to access the forum should now be able to access it directly.

Apart from the downtime of a couple of hours, it's gone very smoothly.
The next trial is if our IP address changes, how will the dns update software handle it, but from the looks of things the address shouldn't change more than a couple of times a year.
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Postby addo » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:39 pm

Same as always here, pretty much.

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Might be quicker for the convicts, if hosted on a Raspberry Pi :p Seems to think my requests are frivolous.
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby Xaccers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:48 pm

Aha! I know your home IP address now mwhahahaaha!
That traceroute was to Jim's server by the looks of things.
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Postby addo » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:13 pm

You're welcome to all the pr0n you can download once past the firewall. :P
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Postby Xaccers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:49 pm

addo wrote:You're welcome to all the pr0n you can download once past the firewall. :P


Now there's a generous offer :)
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby CitroJim » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:20 pm

Looks OK here and Adam, yes, that was a traceroute to my server not the main FCF one...
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby taffy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:53 pm

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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby CitroJim » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:31 am

I noticed the forum backups were very much quicker this morning - they literally flew in :-D Saves me a bit of time in the mornings...
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Postby Xaccers » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:47 am

CitroJim wrote:I noticed the forum backups were very much quicker this morning - they literally flew in :-D Saves me a bit of time in the mornings...


Excellent Jim! Another bonus for changing.
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