#1 2013-01-01 01:36:41

cgalik
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From: Chicago
Posts: 307

Server Down?

Is the server down? I can not ping lt31.longturn.org and neither can somewhere in NY.

PING results

Host tested:    lt31.longturn.org
Test performed from:    New York, NY
Test performed at:    2013-01-01 01:29:21 (GMT +00:00)
PING games5.gameplanet.net.nz (58.28.25.75) 56(84) bytes of data.
--- games5.gameplanet.net.nz ping statistics ---
8 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 6996ms

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#2 2013-01-01 01:38:57

Grendel
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Posts: 46

Re: Server Down?

Looks like it.  I can't get on either.

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#3 2013-01-01 01:40:29

det0r
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Posts: 166

Re: Server Down?

Hmmm, looks like it. I'll try get in touch with the server admin

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#4 2013-01-01 02:21:02

det0r
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Posts: 166

Re: Server Down?

A ticket has been submitted at the hosting provider - once the server is up we will hopefully be able to keep playing and at some point the vm will be cloned on to another machine.

Notification Type: PROBLEM
Host: games5
State: DOWN
Address: 58.28.25.75
Info: CRITICAL - Host Unreachable (58.28.25.75)

Date/Time: Tue Jan 1 14:22:13 NZDT 2013

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#5 2013-01-01 10:34:51

Xercise
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Posts: 95

Re: Server Down?

FYI, at 10:30 London, UK (GMT): I could also not log in.

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#6 2013-01-01 11:04:35

monamipierrot
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Posts: 171

Re: Server Down?

Can't login from Italy

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#7 2013-01-01 17:37:59

Dimitril
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Posts: 83

Re: Server Down?

It tell me operation success but then nothing happen. Server seem down or inactive.

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#8 2013-01-01 20:24:30

Rommel
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Posts: 1

Re: Server Down?

Still down it seems...Unable to login.

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#9 2013-01-01 23:47:59

det0r
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Posts: 166

Re: Server Down?

Yes Jan 1st was a public holiday in NZ so nothing was going to happen yesterday. I'm surprised they haven't been reset today though, it is possible that all of the server technicians are on holiday or the machine could be completely fucked.

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#10 2013-01-02 04:03:06

Tuhin
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Posts: 10

Re: Server Down?

Can't log in for 2 days. From South East Asia - Bangladesh. Hope it will get up soon and when it does, players be notified by email.

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#11 2013-01-02 06:48:47

sokrat
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Posts: 24

Re: Server Down?

Has the free hosting ended on 31/12/2012 ?

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#12 2013-01-02 20:09:58

akfaew
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Posts: 622

Re: Server Down?

To answer the questions - I don't know what happened to the server, we must wait for word from det0r.

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#13 2013-01-02 23:59:40

det0r
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Posts: 166

Re: Server Down?

The server has been restarted several times and it won't boot suggesting hardware failure. James (the gameplanet gamesmaster) has offered to move us on to another box, but it will be some time before he can get to the physical machine and take out the HDD/inspect it (the ISP don't do hardware maintenance on co-located machines).

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#14 2013-01-03 15:59:59

kull
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Posts: 43

Re: Server Down?

as soon server is up again, i propose to have the first turn as soon start again to 48h. And perhaps consider send an e-mail as well! To prevent someone lost turns.

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#15 2013-01-03 21:30:59

kingofnerds
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From: Sunrise, Florida
Posts: 28
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Re: Server Down?

were any of the savegames backed up? or are they all on the failed server?


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#16 2013-01-03 23:14:58

det0r
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Posts: 166

Re: Server Down?

I don't think there were any external backups of the savegame, but I'm fairly sure the server should have some kind of mirroring/parity bit RAID array. We just need to wait for someone to go play with all of the hardware.

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#17 2013-01-04 01:09:02

davide
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Posts: 2

Re: Server Down?

I'm sorry for the server, and even more for the admin; I am admin of various public services too, and trust me, when your stuff goes down, it's much more a sadness for the admin himself than for any other user. I hope for akfaew he'll succeed to restore every bit of Longturn the soonest.

I have assembled a Longturn myself, on a server of mine, which is publicly playable. Actually, it's only similar to Longturn, but the principle of the "long turns" is the same. It is called Greatturn, and it seems like a coincidence, but it's built with the central goal to be stable over time and resist crashes. If you are interested, I opened the registrations for the first match only 2 days ago. It may be an alternative worth to play, if the server should remain offline more days than expected. I wrote more details on the homepage, on greatturn.org .

Last edited by davide (2013-01-04 01:11:24)

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#18 2013-01-04 06:23:46

Dimitril
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Posts: 83

Re: Server Down?

Hardware failure make sence.

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#19 2013-01-04 15:56:25

monamipierrot
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Posts: 171

Re: Server Down?

Shame on those who believed the Mayas, with all that nonsenses about the infinite duration (!) of our LT31 universe.
They'd better listen to our scientist who kept telling us about a more than probable end of our donut world about turn #50.
Anyway, consider yourselves lucky: the end of the universe is much better than being annihilated by the Holy Sword of the Templars Knights.

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#20 2013-01-04 18:05:45

Kryon
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Posts: 360

Re: Server Down?

davide wrote:

I have assembled a Longturn myself, on a server of mine, which is publicly playable. Actually, it's only similar to Longturn, but the principle of the "long turns" is the same. It is called Greatturn, and it seems like a coincidence, but it's built with the central goal to be stable over time and resist crashes. If you are interested, I opened the registrations for the first match only 2 days ago. It may be an alternative worth to play, if the server should remain offline more days than expected. I wrote more details on the homepage, on greatturn.org .

Davide, nice alternate website! I registered for your first LT game to beta test it. In fact, why don't you and akfaew join forces instead of competing for players. You could run a single website together while administrating two different games running on two different servers.

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#21 2013-01-04 19:34:49

davide
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Posts: 2

Re: Server Down?

Kryon wrote:

Davide, nice alternate website! I registered for your first LT game to beta test it. In fact, why don't you and akfaew join forces instead of competing for players. You could run a single website together while administrating two different games running on two different servers.

Thank you! If akfaew likes, he could administer a Greatturn game on the current LT server. The code is available at: freeciv-mundi.org/home/index.php?title=Greatturn .

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#22 2013-01-04 21:41:30

akfaew
Administrator
Posts: 622

Re: Server Down?

I hope for akfaew he'll succeed to restore every bit of Longturn the soonest.

We need to wait for the guys at gameplanet.nz to recover lt31's $HOME dir. I have no idea how long this will take, and I have no power over it. I'm really sorry about this, I should have made backups. This was a rookie mistake.

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#23 2013-01-05 11:27:51

Xercise
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Posts: 95

Re: Server Down?

akfaew wrote:

We need to wait for the guys at gameplanet.nz to recover lt31's $HOME dir. I have no idea how long this will take, and I have no power over it. I'm really sorry about this, I should have made backups. This was a rookie mistake.

Shit happens, I am glad you guys are organising this and it is free, so we'll wait patiently and strategise for taking over the 'resurrected' world once it's back!

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#24 2013-01-08 22:32:15

Vendicar
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Posts: 21

Re: Server Down?

COmputers really are rubbish, aren't they...

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#25 2013-01-09 11:26:11

kingofnerds
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From: Sunrise, Florida
Posts: 28
Website

Re: Server Down?

Thanks for all the work you do on this. Take your time on getting it back up. don't rush, and things will turn out great. remember haste makes waste.


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