staff blogs

distributed.net staff keep (relatively) up-to-date logs of their activities in .plan files. These were traditionally available via finger, but we've put them on the web for easier consumption.

2010/07/27

Stats back online

Filed under: stats @ 20:24 UTC

The Stats server is now back online and has caught up on processing.  It just needed a power-cycling.

Stats temporarily unavailable

Filed under: stats @ 03:40 UTC

Unfortunately, we’re having some problems with our stats server, but we’re hoping to have the issue fixed soon.  All work submitted by clients is being stored and will be reflected once our stats server is back online.  More details will be provided once they’re available.  Thanks for your patience!  ]:8)

2010/03/12

chrisj [12-Mar-2010 @ 10:48]

Filed under: stats @ 10:48 UTC

:: 12-Mar-2010 10:48 GMT (Friday) ::

Hi All,

Stats is back online and caught up. The dns record for stats.distributed.net
has been updated and will take effect within the next few hours.

At present, stats is operating in a read-only mode while we perform some
consistency checks. This means that any changes to teams, participant
information, etc is currently unavailable.

Thanks for your co-operation and patience. Moo! ]:8)

2010/03/10

mikereed [10-Mar-2010 @ 00:28]

Filed under: stats @ 00:28 UTC

:: 10-Mar-2010 00:28 GMT (Wednesday) ::

Our stats system is down while we attend to some unscheduled maintenance. We
hope to have it back online shortly.

Thanks for your patience and continued support! ]:8)

2010/02/19

bovine [19-Feb-2010 @ 23:58]

Filed under: stats @ 23:58 UTC

:: 19-Feb-2010 23:58 GMT (Friday) ::

Stats will be a little delayed today and will likely be a little low
because we are currently processing some backlog that occurred today
due to a system outage. Tomorrow’s stats should have the delayed
results. Moo! ]:8)

2010/01/16

chrisj [16-Jan-2010 @ 16:01]

Filed under: stats @ 16:01 UTC

:: 16-Jan-2010 16:01 GMT (Saturday) ::

Hi All,

Some of you may have received an email from stats indicating your password was
retrieved by googlebot:

you (or “crawl-66-249-68-177.googlebot.com” [66.249.68.177]) recently
requested the password for your distributed.net stats account.

This was a side effect of the temporary placeholder page put in place whilst
fritz (statsbox) was offline. Your password has not been disclosed to anyone
but you.

For now, I’ve blocked googlebot from accessing stats, until our robots.txt file
takes effect again.

Moo! ]:8)

2010/01/15

bovine [15-Jan-2010 @ 20:50]

Filed under: stats @ 20:50 UTC

:: 15-Jan-2010 20:50 GMT (Friday) ::

Statsbox is back online. We used some of the downtime to thoroughly
upgrade the OS, software payload, RAID firmware, and add some more
RAM. Thanks for your patience!

2010/01/09

chrisj [09-Jan-2010 @ 23:30]

Filed under: stats @ 23:30 UTC

:: 09-Jan-2010 23:30 GMT (Saturday) ::

It looks like fritz (statsbox) is experiencing some residual issues following
the problems within our provider earlier.

We’re working to resolve this as soon as possible. All work submitted will be
credited when stats is brought back online.

Thanks for your co-operation and patience. Moo! ]:8)

bovine [09-Jan-2010 @ 01:46]

Filed under: stats @ 01:46 UTC

:: 09-Jan-2010 01:46 GMT (Saturday) ::

There are currently some network connectivity issues to the ISP where
our stats server is hosted. Until our provider’s connectivity is
restored to normal operations, the accessibility of our statistics
server may be impacted. Thanks for your patience! ]:8)

2009/10/29

bovine [29-Oct-2009 @ 20:46]

Filed under: stats @ 20:46 UTC

:: 29-Oct-2009 20:46 GMT (Thursday) ::

Our statsbox should be back online and the hardware upgrade is
complete. No work was lost while it was offline, and it has fully
caught up with the backlog.

For those who are interested in the details: It had a failing
redundant power unit and the closest replacement I could find was a
used power supply designed for a larger 4U case from the same
manufacturer on eBay. Although I couldn’t use the whole power supply,
I believed I could use its newer revision power units if I swapped the
power connectors and faceplates from the failed unit and jumpered an
unnecessary switch connection. Fortunately this worked. I also took
the opportunity replace to a failing case fan, re-seat all power and
drive cables, do a burn in, and upgrade its FreeBSD from 6.2-PRE to
6.4-STABLE. Maybe we’ll move to 7.2 sometime!

Thanks for your patience and continued support! ]:8)

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