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Thread: Sorry for the outage........

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    Sorry for the outage........

    ......sorry folks were were off line there for a few hours.

    I got on the horn to BlueHost, and they told me that there was some kind of an emergency security patch that had to go onto the sever hour site was on. They apologized and said they were working to get us back online. Apparently there was some kind of a possible security breach possible, and they had to deal with it immediately, and this was not confined to BlueHost, but was a world wide problem.

    I'll post more info when I have it.

    Cheers!
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    I also contacted Bluehost, and got pretty much the same story. As Stu said, we weren't the only site affected. I was caller number 25 and 26 the two times I called. That's busy for a Sunday night.

    The nice thing is that Bluehost was already working on the getting the sites up as soon as possible, before we contacted them.
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    I didn't even notice, but thanks so much for your quick actions, work and support of this great site!
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    Glad to see the site back up again.

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    Apology not needed. 'Stuff' happens. Thanks for being on top of it. I suggest you may be able to save yourself(s) some work by not sending out an e-mail alert. If the site it down, we will notice as soon as we attempt to log in.

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    When I found the site down, I logged into the Control Panel. went to support and saw they were working on it. Took a lot longer time than they had posted it would take, but at least the problem is taken care of, and hopefully we are safe.

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    Hmmm... glad it got fixed quickly, and it's good to know people are on top of things.

    But, world-wide server problem? I came in this morning thinking I'd see our server guys in a state of controlled panic, but nothing. All seems copacetic, and there's nothing on google about a big deal. We have scores of servers, as you can imagine... usually, when there's something like that, we get 'slammed', as you might imagine...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Guys it was me...I cut down a virtual tree and the outage occurred
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    When I found the site down, I logged into the Control Panel. went to support and saw they were working on it. Took a lot longer time than they had posted it would take, but at least the problem is taken care of, and hopefully we are safe.
    Hmm...I wasn't even able to get the Control Panel up. Must have been a timing thing? Ah well, the site came up relatively quickly, and we didn't have to do the manual work.

    And Travis, go put your virtual chainsaw away before you really mess something up.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Johnson View Post
    Guys it was me...I cut down a virtual tree and the outage occurred
    Yea Travis we all knew it was you. but you got it all clean up before we could see anything
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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