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Professional computer nerd usually working in web applications.


Sep
20
comment IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
Thank you, the ip addr add did indeed do the trick. And I've been arguing for a managed solution pretty much from the moment I took this job; maybe being off-line for a day will finally get me heard.
Sep
20
accepted IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
Sep
20
comment IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
If I do ip addr add on eth0, will that override the .217 address? Is there something in particular I need to do to make it listen on both .217 and .225?
Sep
20
comment IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
ifconfig shows the .217 address on eth0, but no mention of the .225 address. The arping solution: will that knock out the .217 address?
Sep
20
comment IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
Also, what am I looking for to change the DNS record? the .225 and .217 addresses aren't hard-coded in there. (I'm using the Network Solutions interface.) There's a "Manage Name Servers" page that calls out ns1.ourwebsite.com and ns2.ourwebsite.com; should I replace one or both of those with the .217 address, or do I need to look elsewhere?
Sep
20
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Sep
20
comment IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
@Lipongo: "Destination Host Unreachable". But I have no way to check whether something's physically amiss with the box, and given that it's hosted by GoDaddy, my suspicion is getting somebody to check will be a challenge. Anything else it could be?
Sep
20
comment IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
Once I change the DNS record, how long would it be before that fix starts working? (DNS changes need time to propagate, right?) And what configuration info do you need? I'm not a sysadmin (in case it weren't already painfully obvious), so you may need to be pretty explicit about the information you need and where I need to look for it.
Sep
20
comment IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
@MichaelHampton: Gyah, sorry. Fedora 8, and we have the server all to ourselves.
Sep
20
revised IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
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Sep
20
asked IP address in production server suddenly conked-out
Jun
25
comment Dealing with bad email, possibly migrating to Gmail
I'll leave it here for now then, but I shan't be surprised if the moderators move it elsewhere.
Jun
25
comment Dealing with bad email, possibly migrating to Gmail
@EightBitTony: 49 views and 1 answer suggest you may be correct. :-) I'll try my luck there too, thanks.
Jun
25
asked Dealing with bad email, possibly migrating to Gmail
Mar
19
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Mar
19
revised Downgrading httpd on Fedora 16
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Mar
19
comment Downgrading httpd on Fedora 16
As I look for RPMs on the web, do I need one specifically compiled for Fedora 16? Or can I get away with something more general than that? And I'm not sure what we're asking; as mentioned, we are indeed running an old version of Apache/httpd in production.
Mar
19
comment Downgrading httpd on Fedora 16
@cjc: The production server runs Fedora 8. (Yes, Bad Thing, and a data point in my ongoing project Why We Need A New Host.) Setting up a Fed8 VirtualBox proved to be a much larger nuisance than I could deal with, as I couldn't figure out how to get PHP 5.3.6 (which the prod box uses) installed. (Red Hat discontinued support for Fed8 when PHP 5.2.6 was the latest.) Figured I'd try something newer (since we should go there eventually) and walk back anything that proved to be TOO new and improved.
Mar
19
comment Downgrading httpd on Fedora 16
If this were a production environment, I'd agree with you completely. But given that I'm trying to mimic an existing environment as best I can, running with two different configurations introduces variables I'd rather not have to deal with. (For instance, if I try to solve a problem by doing something clever with Apache, I won't have any idea if it will work in production until I take it live.)
Mar
19
asked Downgrading httpd on Fedora 16