OpenBSD Journal

Back up after weekend

Contributed by dhartmei on from the summertime dept.

We're finally back up after hardware and subsequent networking problems during the weekend. Thanks to everyone who sent in reports. Sorry for the inconvenience. Post a comment if you missed us (so we know how urgent a fix is next time), feel free to vent your frustration or tell us what you did over the weekend besides trying to load undeadly. ;)

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  1. By David ( on

    Awesome! We missed the angry undead puffy!


    1. By Elijah Buck ( buckelij*(AT)* on Elijah Buck

      First time I'd tried to access in about a month, but when I tried, it wasn't there. So, I missed it. Glad its back.

  2. By Chas ( on

    I had the awful feeling that we were going through another shutdown. What is causing these crashes?

    1. By Tim McCormick ( on


      Exactly my thoughts, glad undeadly is back, well done guys!

    2. By Ely ( on

      I, too, thought it might be another sudden shutdown like, and am relieved to see the site back up. I check the site everyday. Keep up the great work!

    3. By Bob Beck ( on

      The machine it was on physically died late friday,

      I quickly pulled another and hooked it up but a switch
      settings issue prevented it from seeing the network. alas
      I had other commitments this weekend and couldn't reset
      it remotely. Sorry guys.


      1. By Scott Delinger ( on

        Ya should have called, I'd have walked across the street and performed the necessary percussive maintenance!

  3. By Jonathan ( on

    I tried it several times over the weekend, so I missed undeadly!

    1. By Jim ( on

      As did I. Glad to see your back so I can get my OpenBSD news fix.

  4. By Nate ( on

    But of course, Undeadly is on my list of sites to visit every morning and every night, just incase something cool happens.

  5. By Ian McWilliam ( on

    Whew!, I glad I didn't have to switch my homepage to slashdot. Couldn't have handled that one bit!

  6. By Paladdin ( on

    Oh, so the failure was on the other side of the wire... I've been all the weekend thinking how stupid are those transparent proxies my ADSL provider installed not so long ago :)

  7. By Brent Graveland ( on

    I can't say it's urgent, but I certainly tried connecting a half-dozen times or so...

    I appreciate undeadly, and I'm glad you guys keep it running!

  8. By Fred ( on

    It's not my home page for nothing... good to see your back!

  9. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    As the first site I check each day, undeadly was definitely missed. Thanks for running the site :)

  10. By BSD Junkie ( on

    Its not funny when your default page (when starting IE/Firefox) is a error page ! happy to see you're back !!!

  11. By mark r ( on

    Undeadly is the centre of my unix universe. Glad to have ye back.

  12. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I strategically positioned one of those ducks that bobbs its head back and forth on my mouse so that it refreshed every two seconds. And then I waited. I had to attend a wedding but I realised that with Undeadly MIA my priorities had changed. complete me.

  13. By Jim O ( on

    Was checking several times over the weekend, anticipating the worst, e.g. shutdown. notification via other channels (email to openbsd-misc or would have been appreciated.

    Glad to see you're back up and running. BTW, keep up the good work.

  14. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I missed you! I think i tried the site prob 6 times or so during Saturday and Sunday. Glad it was just temporary and wasn't the death of the site. I still rembember the death of

  15. By new ( on

    Great to see you back! I was afraid that you're went down as did.

  16. By Nicram ( on

    Well it was torrible. I wake up in the morning. It was i think 7 am. I run my firefox &... Undeadly is dead! Oh no! I go to wake up my mother. Byr she say that she don't understand what i ment. So i wake up father & he sayd "Don't worry sun, they will back". But I say no! Why ! Oh God WHY!!!! It didn't help :/ So i go out into the city & I try to ask people on the street Why don't work but they didn't answer me. Some of them even call me crazy or freak (i will fine them & terminate them, they will se...). After that I back & run firefox again &... Undeadly still isn't working (9 am). I drink voodka, so i wake up at night. & What i found was undeadly still don't work! Argh. You don't know how much voodka i drink into this moment! Guys! If You want me to live! Don't take it so long! Or I will drink too much!

  17. By Christian Binder ( on

    I am very glad to see you back. The last days I was very nervous what was happend. (I remembered the switch from deadly to undeadly...).
    At this way, thanks for your great work ! The visit of this site is a unalterable necessity for me on every day.

  18. By unixi ( on

    I was concerned... It's a part of the daily routine to check undeadly about twice a day.

    Glad you're back!

    1. By wob ( on

      I too missed undeadly this weekend. It is part of my daily news reading routine when I get up in the morning before heading to work, and then again when I get home. Keep up the great work!

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        LOL, same here! I always need to get my fix morning and night and even at work.

  19. By sbr ( on

    your my homepage, and its not fun when you try and get out of some terrible website to the comfort of your homepage and its not there. welcome back (from the grave) zombie undeadly. sbr.

  20. By nuno ( on

    I think is great.

  21. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I really missed my daily fix. Talk about a bad weekend without it, I was jozing so bad, I had to resort to /. but that just doesn't cut it for OpenBSD related stuff...

  22. By Devious ( on

    I follow the RSS feed in my bookmaarks. When it switched to ...loading... I was concerned. When it was not remedied this morning, I feared the worst. Glad to see you back, I need my OBSD fix several times a dsy...

  23. By Marcus ( on

    I was lucky I had no computer access at the weekend. I would have gone nuts...

  24. By Peter N. M. Hansteen ( on

    Good thing your're back! Missed ya!

    I tend to check every now and then, once or twice a day to see if anything has turned up. So yes, I missed you and wondered what was wrong. Would have yelled some I guess if it wasn't for various moving related stuff.

  25. By Richard Toohey ( on

    I check undeadly several times a day - a great source of OpenBSD news - glad to see it back (like other people I was worried it was going to disappear!)

    Keep up the good work.

  26. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Well there was one positive about the outage. It made me rewrite the rss feed program. Other than that it was a terrible time, I was trying to picture what life would be like without undeadly. Don't do that to me again :(

  27. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    if it was down any longer i'd have started convulsing

  28. By sand ( on

    GREAT! \o/

  29. By Wu ( on is the first link on my "daily" bookmarks folder, the first one I read every morning and the last one every night, so the only posibility about loose such a valuable point of information... you know guys, keep it alive...

  30. By dormando ( on

    My RSS aggregator was very sad through the weekend :)

  31. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    From reading the comments, I don't know why you worry about undeadly becoming deadly. Don't you believe the editors, when they said undeadly wasn't going the way of deadly? Anyway, I thought it was some required maintenance rather than deadly all over again.

    To go without undeadly for a few days is bearable, but sorely missed if it's gone for good.

  32. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Nice to see the site back up. 8-)

  33. By dkaplowitz ( on

    I missed yaz! Glad you're back.

  34. By Anonymous Coward ( on


    1. By Erik Carlseen ( on

      I was sitting on the ledge, feeling depressed!

      Seriously, though, for your beige-box remote reset needs, check out APC's MasterSwitch series (as long as you can secure it reasonably). Remote cold-booting rocks.

  35. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Good to see you back again. Normally I check once or twice a day, but over the weekend I was checking in more frequently in the hopes you were back.

  36. By seigemann ( on

    You've been sincerely missed.. Welcome back to the big fantastic internet :)

  37. By rod ( on

    I am glad things are back to normal ! I was worried.

  38. By Justin ( on

    I was shocked when my cron folder in my mua starting filling up with errors about downloading the rss feed to update my home page, which happens once per hour. I was glad to see when I came home from work that the last error was 9:02am (CDT) so I immediately hit my home page and expected to see a "Sorry the site was down, we had such and such problems" on top, which of course is exactly how it happened.

    Hurray for hardware?

    Glad we have you back!

  39. By Chris ( on

    I was at the beach on Saturday, but I missed the site on Sunday.

  40. By Rudy ( on

    Undeadly is undead again!

  41. By Siju Oommnen George ( on

    First I thought it was a prob with my internet connection. Later I went to post on misc@ about this and I saw it 's already mentioned :-)

    So Glad u r up again :-))))))))))

  42. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Me too! AOL!! Seriously though, undeadly is good stuff.

  43. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    woho of course we missed you ***hugz*** ;)

  44. By Michal ( on

    I did nothing over the weekend besides trying to load undeadly! :-)

  45. By Tim ( on

    I'm glad it's not a DDoS-attack.

  46. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I was really worried Undeadly was finally dead.

  47. By Sven ( on

    Phew, undeadly's back. Begone, empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. Seriously, glad to see you're back online ;)

  48. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    another undeadly happy again - thx

  49. By Ken Crandall ( on

    Glad to see you're back!

  50. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I sure missed undeadly! Don't leave us in the dark again!

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      The proxy server at work teased me all weekend, loading old versions of the site. I'm glad to see it back up.

  51. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    thanks for bringing ths ite back online... we need undeadly...

  52. By Doug ( on

    I would have missed you, but I was away on vacation :-) Thanks for the great resource. I check the feed pretty much daily.


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