Archive for June, 2000

We tracked the slowdowns for web and mail…

Sunday, June 11th, 2000

Sun Jun 11 11:34:49 PDT 2000 -- We tracked the slowdowns for web and mail back to the file server, 'freezer'. It turns out that the Ethernet connection had misnegotiated: 'freezer' was running 100 megabit full-duplex, but the switch was only running 100 megabit half-duplex. Hard-setting full-duplex on the ...

Network Appliance migration complete.

Sunday, June 11th, 2000

Sun Jun 11 10:21:10 PDT 2000 -- Network Appliance migration complete. We've completed our migration of data from our old NetApp -- 'fridge' -- to our new NetApp, 'freezer'. Some folks have reported intermittent slowness with some web pages, which we are now profiling and trying to pin down. ...

More on NetApp upgrade.

Saturday, June 10th, 2000

Sat Jun 10 22:42:19 PDT 2000 -- More on NetApp upgrade. We have seriously underestimated the amount of time to migrate web and mail space to the new NetApp. New estimates based on timing of full mirrorings (including deleting files that no longer exist on fridge): /nfs/www/realaudio 2 minutes ...

Dane Jasper, founder and CEO of Sonic.net was

Friday, June 9th, 2000

Fri Jun 9 18:07:46 PDT 2000 -- Dane Jasper, founder and CEO of Sonic.net was recently interviewed by The Business Journal, and we've made a copy available on our home page. Dane talks about our six years as the leading local Internet provider, plus Sonic.net's growth and future. See ...

This Sunday morning after 12:30AM, we will be

Friday, June 9th, 2000

Fri Jun 9 18:03:48 PDT 2000 -- This Sunday morning after 12:30AM, we will be upgrading and rebooting our core DSL router. This will result in three to five minutes of downtime for PacBell DSL and Broadlink DSL customers, as well as T1 customers connected via FR/ATM. Next, ...

We’ve completed the migration to piggy; all…

Thursday, June 8th, 2000

Thu Jun 8 18:04:37 PDT 2000 -- We've completed the migration to piggy; all multihomed websites are now load balanced and enjoy the reliability and performance of redundant web servers. If you have any questions about the new web server configuration and how this may affect your website please ...

We’ve completed the migration of all SMTP,…

Tuesday, June 6th, 2000

Tue Jun 6 18:09:53 PDT 2000 -- We've completed the migration of all SMTP, POP3 and HTTP for www.sonic.net to the new Alteon AD3, 'piggy'. Piggy's configuration enables us to load balance all multihome domains. We've migrated one class-c (208.201.227.0) of multihomes on piggy to test the new load ...

We’ve completed the migration of FTP data to…

Monday, June 5th, 2000

Mon Jun 5 21:58:41 PDT 2000 -- We've completed the migration of FTP data to the new Network Appliance network filer. The new NetApp F740, 'freezer.sonic.net' is to replace 'fridge.sonic.net' with 6x the speed, twice as much RAM and much more space. It's scalable to 900 gigs of fully ...

New Network Appliance migration.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2000

Sat Jun 3 19:49:04 PDT 2000 -- New Network Appliance migration. Tomorrow morning (June 4th) at 1am, the ftp volume will be read-only for approximately 10 minutes while we transfer the last of the data to the new NetApp. After that, we will be changing all ftp mount points ...

The Covad DSL backhaul issue was resolved…

Friday, June 2nd, 2000

Fri Jun 2 21:41:45 PDT 2000 -- The Covad DSL backhaul issue was resolved from a performance standpoint at ~17:00hrs, and Covad's engineers are still trying to determine what caused the problem. I waited to update the MOTD for that resolution, and at this point I will direct further ...