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Mark Smith ([staff profile] mark) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2016-12-26 04:20 am

Nginx has been banished!

Hey all,

Sorry for the 'Welcome to nginx!' issues we've been seeing for a bit now. It was a server configuration issue that hit us when a webserver rebooted.

Basically when the machine rebooted, nginx (software that can act as a web server) started up and then when Apache (the software Dreamwidth code uses for a web server) tried to start, it failed because nginx had already started and registered on the ports (the way web server software gets your requests).

Again, sorry for the site issues. Everything should be back to happy-times now, so let us know if you see any issues!
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[personal profile] lexizli 2016-12-26 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
No problem! :-)

Mark, do you have a lot of new users from Russia last days?
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[personal profile] ksyuhin_i_ya 2016-12-26 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
"Привет, добро пожаловать"
but many users from Ukraine ^)

[personal profile] afrika 2016-12-26 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
and from Russia :)
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[personal profile] ksyuhin_i_ya 2016-12-26 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks!
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[personal profile] reytsman 2016-12-27 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
All over the world. Europe, Middle East, Africa. They've created a ban list of users Russian government doesn't like and disabled the access to those accounts for the last couple days. Today or late yesterday the ban has been lifted, but the privacy concerns and ability to read "anything that you want" still remains a big concern.

What is kind of funny is, that as they point out in the comments dreamwidth.org is being actively blocked by some of the Russian ISPs as well. It sort of breaks up the community Russian immigrants from outside of Russia play here, Russians inside Russia play there.

Many people are concern, that it might overload your servers. If you make some sort of public announcement of what might help to prevent that, i.e. money infusions etc. it might help to alleviate some of those fears.
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[personal profile] kore 2016-12-27 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yeah, I'd be happy to donate to help with taking in LJ refugees, so to speak. I think a post could be a good idea.
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[personal profile] brainwane 2016-12-30 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I appreciate that you publicly post the newbyday stats -- it made my MetaFilter post on the LJ change so much more .... number-y! ;-)
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2016-12-30 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
One of the unanswered questions over there about OpenID is whether you can claim your OpenID account, which you can -- you just need to wait to delete your LiveJournal. http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=84