Friday, March 28, 2014

AQ downtime starting Sunday!

Just a heads up here! On Sunday, March 30th, I intend to move Atlas Quest from a server in California to a server in Virginia. This will require some downtown for the website. If all goes well, it won't be down for more than a few hours.

HOWEVER--this change means that Atlas Quest will get a new IP address and bad things can happen when I change IP addresses. It converts the domain name into a numeric address that your browser can find, and your browser won't be able to find the new server until the IP address is updated. In theory, though shouldn't take more than a couple of hours. In practice, some people have reported having to wait days or even a WEEK before the address updates when I've changed IP addresses in the past.

Consequently, if you plan to do any letterboxing in the next week or so, I'd start hustling to download and saving clues that you'll need right now. Hopefully it will all just be an unnecessary precaution, but starting Sunday morning/afternoon, AQ may appear to be down for a considerable period of time for some people.


Letterboxer in the Cold said...

Ahhhh! First great day in Michigan and I can't get my clues. Bummer! Guess I should follow the blog posts so I am up on this.

Letterboxer in the Cold said...

Yippee! Back up and running! Heading for the trails!

Marcos de Ninguna Parte said...

Hola GT!

If ever you need help with this sort of thing, do not hesitate to ask. I am new to this letterboxing game, but I am a salty dog when it comes to perl programming, rsync backups and server migration.

Love what you are doing here. Great people! Great game! Count me among your assets.


a.k.a. Boris Wartenbe