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Mackieman

So um like, wtf dude?

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So there once was a guy named Xalimar. He had a server bank hosted where he worked at a company called Exodus. That server bank was called SSCX.

 

Then one day an asshole named Prime from Powerball had a spat with Xalimar and decided to call the company and have the server shut down. For, you see, Exodus knew about the server. However, Exodus was bought out twice and is now Savvis who did not know about or authorize the servers. The server he reported was SSCX1 which housed WZ, PB, and of course SWZ.

 

As such, the server was immediately taken offline. As a precaution and a deterrent against other actions like this that could harm Xal's job security, all of SSCX was taken offline permanently. As they say, all good things must come to an end. I personally expressed the gratitude of SWZ to Xal and Yar for providing that server bank for almost ten years totally free of charge to everyone who used it.

 

And then it went down. With no advanced warning it all went down. I have not yet been able to recover all of the files but that should come sometime this week. In the last 36 hours there have been many discussions and many ideas tossed around between various zone sysops and representatives. Until this morning we were looking at sharing a hosted server with EG and paying for part of it ourselves. Just before we started the process PriitK arrived to save the day.

 

He has the resources to move all of SSCX to his hosting cluster at The Planet in Dallas. This is where we are right now along with EG. My lag personally increased about 40ms but that may line out soon. We may have the option of moving back to a west coast based server but time will tell.

 

So we're hosted and life is good. There are some quirky things going on I'm sure but we'll work out all the kinks. It's good to know that we're safe....for now. wacko.gif

 

To access the zone, refresh your zone list. It will upate with a new IP.

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Priitk is one very generous person. Not only revamping the much outdated subspace but hosting other zones that compete with his home zone. Wish his message box wasnt always full. I did try to send him a short ty message. I am sure I would speak for everyone in saying we owe this man a great deal for all he is doing for the subspace community. Oh and I lag in SWZ much less now so it helped balance things for some of us =)

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i'm glad to hear swz is still alive for when/if i come back

 

ps 30 ms from 80-100 ms wink.gif

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Dont know why he banned the name "Prime", which is owned by me and FLOo/SLOo since ages. Tell GS to ban "P R I M E" and "Devil+" instead of banning my username tongue.gif

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Glad to know home is still home, just at a new address... and my ping is even better as well... guess my emp magnet just got stronger...

 

Tis also good to know that while we're safe for now, that we do have a plan to "save the day" should the need arise in the future. While in some ways, it was sad/amusing/maddening to read some of the posts that were flying around, there are some of us in some of the zones that will see that, as long as we have players, we'll keep things alive and well for the forseeable future... cool.gif

 

Thanks Macks for staying on this, and sorry I had to work all day yesterday...

 

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