[nSLUG] Massive web hosting failure at Navisite

D G Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 07:31:13 AST 2007

I don't know if anyone on the list has involvement
web hosting with one of the resellers or directly with
this company.  Or you might be a mail server admin
and wondering why bounces are happening to some domains.
If so, this information might be useful.

Navisite has been expanding, buying up other web hosting
companies such as Clear Blue and Alabanza, which
in turn impacts webhosting resellers such as gracenet.org

For 4 days, thousands of domains have been down.  This
blog seems to have the dirt on what happened, although
not much real technical explanation other than it
involved moving servers by truck.


In my limited experience witnessing server moves, trucks and
servers that have already lived half a life are not a healthy
combination.  Something always fails by the time you get
to the other end - even in the same town.


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