Fark.com status page
This is the status page for Fark's behind-the-scenes geekery.
If there's a major outage or problem, we'll try to post something here about it
(unless we're too up to our eyeballs in trying to actually fix it)... so check here if
Fark's hosed for an extended length of time. Normally this page will be blank. :-)
For more minor issues, see Mike's blog,
or more likely,
Fark twitter or
all Fark staff/mod/admin twitters together.
On (very!) rare occasion you may be able to catch Mike on the data center webcam.
Our normal hosting is at QX.net. This outage page is at Rackspace Cloud in case of backbone-related problems.
Thu Aug 27 15:06:46 EDT 2015:
We aren't actually down. Several major Internet backbones are having trouble talking to each other, it seems. For example,
Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless users can reach us fine but Comcast and AT&T users can't. I can't reach this outage page (at Rackspace) from our
rack (at QX, AS13776) but I can from home. Lots of other local companies here in town are having issues, possibly centered
on Level3 and Time Warner Telecom (which is not the same as Time Warner Cable) in Chicago but I can't yet confirm that.
Basically, it depends on who your ISP is. And we know the outage is affecting many sites, not just us.
Not much we can do about it from here until the backbone providers sort it out...
Update: Level3's Twitter confirms they're having problems
Update 2: may be fixed, at least for some people, around Thu Aug 27 15:43:04 EDT 2015. I'm hearing it's not fixed for everyone. Again, not much we can do about it at this end, since it is not our issue, or our hosting company's issue, and maybe not even an issue with any of their direct peers. (They don't peer with Level3.)
Known issues as of Wed Jun 17 21:09:57 EDT 2015:
- Various stability problems for the last 3-4 weeks were caused by a major code porting project, which is now completed.
- Using the NoScript browser extension may cause problems with comment posting, if the comment contains an image and you aren't a BareFark subscriber. See this FArQ entry for a solution. (HTTPS Everywhere used to do this too; the latest version should fix it.)
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