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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!
kalloway: (Athrun Epic Facepalm)

[personal profile] kalloway 2016-12-26 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
http://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/233944.html?thread=1301156056#cmt1301156056

Apparently LJ has recently moved all their servers to Russia and are deleting accounts.
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[personal profile] mdlbear 2016-12-27 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Is there any confirmation of this besides the link you point to?
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[personal profile] kalloway 2016-12-27 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
It's mentioned elsewhere in the comments, but I did say 'apparently' for a reason. Maybe you can google for confirmation?
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[personal profile] mdlbear 2016-12-27 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Looked at Google, Wikipedia, and Snopes. Did turn up an article that probably accounts for the Russian exodus: The logic of Russian Internet censorship - The Washington Post
" LiveJournal has only been taken down explicitly twice to my knowledge. Last July, on
the morning of the Navalny verdict, the entire site was suddenly taken down with a
notice of “Planned Maintenance.” And the blocking of Navalny’s blog on LiveJournal
Thursday was the only time it had been specifically taken down. "

My only other data point is that https://www.iplocation.net/ says that mdlbear.livejournal.com is located in San Francisco. IP location is inexact, of course; I can think of several ways to hide their location, and traceroute is blocked somewhere along the way; they might simply be using their old US servers as routers/caches.
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[personal profile] taichara 2016-12-27 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Aaaaand the mass exodus to DW is just happening randomly because ...?
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[personal profile] taichara 2016-12-27 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I mean, as just one example of someone up and migrating, pulled straight from the first page of Google:

http://dennisgorelik.livejournal.com/

You think these people are causing a scare for no reason?
mdlbear: the positively imaginary half of a cubic mandelbrot set (Default)

[personal profile] mdlbear 2016-12-27 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Usefull; thanks. That's the kind of thing I was looking for.
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[personal profile] kalloway 2016-12-27 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Noted.

[personal profile] ebalai_khan 2016-12-28 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
LJ servers have been moved to Moscow.