Random Curiosity

Server Move Complete

The server move is now complete, although the DNS changes are still propagating out so some people will get sent to the old server. Those that do will see an error message about bad_httpd_conf. That’s normal, the old server isn’t setup to serve Random Curiosity any longer. (This was unavoidable.)

I apologize for the move taking longer than we expected. We ran into problems with the DNS change, namely the old provider’s system glitched and wouldn’t remove the old DNS entries for several hours. (I had to submit a support ticket to finally get the old entries cleared out.) At one point both IP addresses (old and new servers) were being returned so you had about a 50% chance of getting the correct one. Now the authoritative DNS servers are all returning only the new server IP, but it will take a while for all of the DNS servers on the Internet to sync up. As I mentioned earlier the rule of thumb on this is up to 48 hours for changes to fully propagate. Most people will probably see the change sooner (much sooner), but some may take the full 48 hours.

Comments have been turned back on so feel free to comment again. If you see any strangeness or something not working properly please let us know! We’ve tested the new setup and everything looks to be working but it’s always possible we missed something. :)

January 28, 2007 at 1:05 am
25 comments »
  • January 28, 2007 at 1:07 amArenae

    Nice! Good job! ^^

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:08 amHinalover

    Works fine for me. So good luck with the new server. Sorry I couldn’t help with information on finding a new server before, but hopefully this should hold. ;)

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:08 amquantbits

    there is no need to apologize. Thank you for continuing to blog.

    If you need any more donations, please feel free to email me =)

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:10 amKazumi

    lolx. good job. hopefully this server will be better. *fingers crossed*

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:14 amGStrike-

    I hope this server is alot better then the old one :)

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:28 ammgviperman

    Everything works fine for me as well. Good luck with the new server guys ;)

  • January 28, 2007 at 2:38 ampach

    nice

  • January 28, 2007 at 3:04 amwrex

    Good to see you back and stable. :) Many people are breathing a sigh of relief now. :)

  • January 28, 2007 at 3:16 ampsychohare

    YAY! hopefully everything will be good and new from now on!

  • January 28, 2007 at 4:01 amLissa

    :) yayayayay. im really happy to see that the site is back. THANK YOU! and yeah, no need to apologize

  • January 28, 2007 at 4:16 ammangaka-chan

    I don’t know much about servers but it seems the site is back to normal. Thanks for all the hard work! :D

  • January 28, 2007 at 5:19 amcereal

    mmm i am seeing do-not-hotlink pictures everywhere XD

  • January 28, 2007 at 5:24 amMutio

    Works fine here (Germany). I’m curious: Did you take a VPS or a Root Server?

  • January 28, 2007 at 9:10 amNigredo

    seems to work here as well (France), good job

  • January 28, 2007 at 12:20 pmcore

    it feels good and seems to be running smooth. love it, guyzs~! XD

  • January 28, 2007 at 12:37 pmkiryuu

    Looks good so far. Server moves are always a pain.

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:08 pmGuido

    Omni just a question.

    Does Random Curiosity’s IP address still is http://randomc.net/?

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:11 pmKazumi

    seems like all the old images from series that are not active are still “do not hotlink” images.

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:41 pmAshura

    Yep, „Do not hotlink“ images everywhere.

  • January 28, 2007 at 1:52 pmOmni

    I’ve solved the DO NOT HOTLINK problem temporarily. There may be a better solution, but it should work fine now.

  • January 28, 2007 at 2:20 pmMentar

    Mutio: It’s a dedicated rootbox.

  • January 28, 2007 at 2:41 pmcbhl

    Very nice, DNS appears to have propagated to me just fine (it’s 2007-01-28 18:40Z here… I live in ON, Canada).

    Let’s hope that if we ever have to do this again, it will be very, very far off into the future when it happens.

  • January 28, 2007 at 2:53 pmModel_X

    Great to see ya back online Omni. :)

  • January 28, 2007 at 3:05 pmMutio

    Ah alright, thx for the info Mentar!
    Hope with this you don’t have to bother again with the server issue Omni, it’s always nice when you run a website and can just add content, I know what I’m talking about..

  • January 28, 2007 at 11:45 pmcleanwater

    I need help. when i go to this page for bookmark http://randomc.net/ in firefox it goes to the main animeblogger site and i can never access your blog. Only when i am on IE i can go to your site. any1 kno whast wrong?