All clear? Maybe? This is Seattle so more like partly cloudy

Okay folks, newmoon is talking to the world again. Mail seems to be coming in and going out. Mailing lists are apparently working again, and it is now once more possible to ssh into the box.

It took userinfosolarbird getting home to help me beat the box into shape, though. And this is what we had to do:

  • Dara discovered the cd drive in the box wasn’t actually properly plugged in. Plugged that back in properly, only to discover that it was old and crotchety enough that it was refusing to read the rescue disc I’d created
  • Tried to burn a second rescue disc, but the old and crotchety drive wouldn’t read that either, so Dara swapped the old drive out for a different one we had
  • Using our backups from earlier in the week, I grabbed a screwed up copy of a file and got us back to the point of being to log in
  • Once we were able to log in, I had to reinstall a package called libssl, which I had to do by manually grabbing the .deb file since Debian’s actually had an OS update and apt-get wouldn’t let me get the version I wanted (for those of you for whom that actually makes sense)

Long story short, those of you who rely on newmoon, please, PLEASE check your stuff and make sure that everything looks okay. If you have files locally stored on the box please ssh in and check them. If you’re getting mail from newmoon, please doublecheck that your mail clients are behaving as you expect.

Please report any issues to me or Dara. Drop a comment on this post, or else send me email at either my murkworks or my gmail addresses.

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Angela Korra'ti

As Angela Highland, Angela is the writer of the Rebels of Adalonia epic fantasy series with Carina Press. As Angela Korra'ti, she writes the Free Court of Seattle urban fantasy series. She's also an amateur musician and devoted fan of Newfoundland and Quebecois traditional music.