Did the PF brain transplant work? Is the patient alive and well?
Apparently so. I'm back where I want to be after a miserable afternoon, and it seems faster than ever.
that was painful.
Did it happen already? Does that mean the torture of my parents coming to town today spared me the torture of clicking refresh endlessly?
You may still be on the old server. Depends when your local ISP updates their DNS record. By tomorrow night most should be on the new server
Is there a way to know if we're on the new or old server?
goto run then type ping physicsforums.com
the IP should be 188.8.131.52
That explains why this morning when I looked at General Discussion, there were only a handful of people viewing. Probably most of the DNS updates were done overnight, and my ISP didn't get around to it until mid-day today.
Is there a Mac version of these instructions?
I'll just assume that by morning I must be on the new server, if I'm not already.
Try this Moonbear:
1. Double-click on the Hard Drive icon > Applications folder > Utilities folder > Network Utility program.
2. Select the Ping tab and enter the hostname, where hostname can be a domain name, a machine name or an IP address. (i.e. physicsforums.com)
3. Press Enter.
Thanks z-component! It seems I'm on the new server. Now...just as soon as everyone else joins me here...
Yay! I'm here, finally! That was a long two days in PF purgatory. It was getting pretty lonely back on the old server. When I last checked, about four hours ago, there was one member online (me) and nine guests.
That's what you get for being the newest mentor...someone had to stay behind and lock up the doors and turn off the lights at the old server. Glad you finally were able to join us over here at the new place.
Ok, the server is hosed up again.
The server is not hosed. I screwed up and had to assign the hostname a different IP which sets back the DNS again.
You should have just blamed it on the server.
That was torture!!!
ahh...all is right with the world again.
:surprised Don't jinx it!!!
so what happened
Separate names with a comma.