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Emergency Drobe downtime imminent

By Chris Williams. Published: 22nd Apr 2004, 17:59:48 | Permalink | Printable

Bye bye washu.prowl.org

Drobe logoAfter serving at least 2.8 million pages over almost 360 days, the drobe.co.uk servers are taking an unexpected but well earned break for about a day. Drobe is currently hosted by the Prowl network which unfortunately suffered a critical server failure earlier today.

Drobe webmaster Ian Hawkins has said he will be powering down washu.prowl.org and sasami.prowl.org for essential maintenance and upgrades at 9pm tonight. Everything should hopefully be restored by sometime tomorrow. Sasami, which serves Drobe's webpages and runs Suse Linux, will also be treated to a fresh Debian install.

We hope to be back with you shortly, thank you for reading Drobe.

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Get well soon, little Washu.

 is a RISC OS UserLoris on 22/4/04 6:44PM
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'PoweredbyARM Fuel: caffeine'

Not literally 'Powered by ARM' then?

Iyonix in 19" 1U anyone?

 is a RISC OS UserJessFranco on 22/4/04 7:11PM
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No matter how hard you try you won't be The Icon Bar this time. TIB leads where others follow when it comes to server downtime. ;)

PS. Anyone threatening to use the word "unscheduled" will be dealt with appropriately.

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 22/4/04 7:22PM
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Aww, so lose cute, close friend for some hours :'(

 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 22/4/04 7:42PM
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Hello. You'll see drobe appear and disappear for a little bit whilst I do some apache changes.

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 24/4/04 9:44AM
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piemmm: I think we've seen drobe disappear for quite some time now :-)

 is a RISC OS Userphilipnet on 24/4/04 12:04PM
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Hmmmmm, Debian. It's good for you.

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 24/4/04 12:30PM
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So why isn't drobe running on multiple servers with automatic failover facilities? Don't you realise what an important site it is ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 24/4/04 1:04PM
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I think you are confusing Drobe with The IconBar...

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 24/4/04 1:09PM
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No, I was thinking of drobe ;-)

Seriously it would be interesting to see the stats on the sites. I also think the traffic on the acorn usergroups seems to have been increasing (or maybe that is just my perception....

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 24/4/04 1:30PM
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/me thinks that TIB being down has a larger impact than Drobe being down due to the shear scope of sites hosted on 1.0

iconbar.com. NS ns.loukes.com. iconbar.com. NS neo.onepointnought.com. iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 smtp.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 networking.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 news.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 codevault.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.codevault.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 banner.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.banner.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 avantgo.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.avantgo.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 gopher.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.gopher.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 games.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 comms.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 themes.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.themes.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 tofla.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.tofla.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 netsurf.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.netsurf.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 graphics.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 rainflower.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.rainflower.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 mail.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 hutchies.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.hutchies.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 wap.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.wap.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 pop.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 compo.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.compo.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 pda.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.pda.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 imap.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 hosted.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.hosted.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 pdf.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.pdf.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 desk.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.desk.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 guestbook.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.guestbook.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 netchess.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.netchess.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 desktop.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.desktop.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 guestbooks.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.guestbooks.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 natter.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.natter.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 roast.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.roast.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 mobile.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.mobile.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 upload.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 minidisc.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.minidisc.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 photodesk.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.photodesk.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 ftpadmin.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 nave.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.nave.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 riscster.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.riscster.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 ftpc.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 ftp.ftpc.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.ftpc.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 lym.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.lym.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 internet.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 logosword.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.logosword.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 skins.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.skins.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 dtp.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.dtp.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 stronged.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.stronged.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.riscos.cybervillage.drobe.myriscos.org.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 risctalk.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.risctalk.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 banners.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.banners.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 rojo.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.rojo.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 maillist.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.maillist.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 ftp.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 columns.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 programming.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 fonts.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197 www.fonts.iconbar.com. A 213.161.67.197

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 24/4/04 1:49PM
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They host several other sites not inside iconbar.com too, however. The until recently, hosted STD's site, for example.

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 24/4/04 2:12PM
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Yeah, I know, but it is harder to list them because there are loads on lots of domains... [link] [link] [link] [link] etc etc...

 is a RISC OS User on 24/4/04 3:20PM
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All your internets are belong to us!

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 24/4/04 3:58PM
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I still wouldn't be surprised if drobe had more traffic :P

Oh, but I *am* surprised that nunfetishist hasn't mentioned pepperfish yet. It's just /so/ unlike him. ;-)

Spriteman

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 24/4/04 5:15PM
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That or start preaching about how great lua is. :)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 24/4/04 8:49PM
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Heh, cool host names for the servers. I love Tenchi!

 is a RISC OS Userdansguardian on 24/4/04 10:08PM
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piemmm: At least I don't have a Lua icon as my avatar, where you have your skip with a lawnmower motor as yours. :)

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 25/4/04 2:21AM
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nunfetishist: Bloody fetishists.

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 25/4/04 8:57AM
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Yay, Drobe's back after it's short downtown :D

 is a RISC OS UserTimothy609 on 26/4/04 6:23PM
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