Member Rara Avis
We've had some strange DNS problems on Artemis (this server) for over a month now, with some web sites being intermittently unreachable. As happens with most computer problems, this one seems to be getting progressively worse. I've spent all morning investigating and, while I'm not certain of the relationship, I've discovered the server is experiencing some potentially serious read/write errors with the SCSI hard disk.
If it becomes necessary to replace the hard disk, the forums will likely be down for a day or two. If the problem escalates too quickly, we could end up losing data (if there are poems you don't have locally, now would be a good time to get copies from the Archives!).
I have placed a ticket with the people who maintain our hardware and will update this post when I know more. If we suddenly "go away," rest assured the problem is being handled and we'll be back as soon as possible.