Saturday, January 11, 2014


DNS Propagation and Disappearing Services

I had to change the nameservers on a few of my domains. Formerly I was using the free service of dnsever to supply nameservers for my domains. This stopped working yesterday. It's an unfortunate reality that free internet services disappear, or cease to be free.

Since I have more than one domain pointing to my server it's still possible to access via the domain. Eventually the new dns records should propagate within 24 to 48 hours and things should be back to normal in a day or two.

It's been a bit of a battle keeping web services running. The now infamous ice storm which began in Dec. 22nd, 2013 disrupted power and telephone lines through much of Ontario. One of my phone lines stopped working, but it wasn't too bad as it was restored in a couple of days. Also I experienced two power failures of about 5 hours and 2 hours respectively. My UPS's kept the computers going for half an hour each time but it's clear that I need a longer lasting UPS than that.


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