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  1. Oct 19, 2008 #1
    That wasn't soooo bad know was it? All mission critical components are working. LaTeX as we suspected before the move is not working. We'll look into this ASAP. So no LaTeX for right now. Please let us know if anything else is broken. Enjoy the new home and please share with us your survival stories!
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2008 #2

    cristo

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    It's good to be back. And no, that wasn't so bad at all: we were down for less than 24 hours. Thanks for your hard work, Greg.

    One thing I've noticed: the PhD comic feed doesn't appear to be working properly.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2008 #3

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    Thanks for the great job, Greg!

    I'm not quite back. I used the IP address access PF, since the url is not updated locally (NE US). The regular skin is not working, and all the buttons show [physicsforums.com]. Nevertheless, I can read and post.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2008 #4

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    Great work Greg, I'm also using the IP address. Everything looks like it made it!
     
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  6. Oct 19, 2008 #5

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    I'm using the IP adress also, so no style sheets and images (except for the PF bar at the top), but at least we're back. Thanks Greg :approve:
     
  7. Oct 19, 2008 #6

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    If you click around, everything appears normal. It was only two pages that didn't look right.

    We've been online for a couple of hours and only 19 people, 6 members, 4 mentors and 9 "guests", half of which are search engine spiders.

    It's all quiet and spooky walking around in here.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2008 #7

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    I've just got in by going to "physicsforums.com", which now seems to be resolving to 74.86.200.109 from here, but "www.physicsforums.com" still seems to be resolving to the old address and is now not even showing the vBulletin message, but is simply not responding.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2008 #8

    Evo

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    Yes, I'm getting that also. It will take time to resolve.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2008 #9

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    Ah - the PF.com works but the www.pf.com url doesn't.

    Using the IP address, I can access the forum, but I can't see the avatars or any of the buttons. With the PF.com url, I can see buttons, but the top of the page shows lines of [physicsforums.com] rather than the banner.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2008 #10

    Evo

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    Both the IP and just the "physicsforums.com" work fine for me. I can see everything normally.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2008 #11

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    I just came in on my laptop, and PF looks like its normal self.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2008 #12

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    Congrats, Greg! You make it look easy.
     
  15. Oct 19, 2008 #14
    I had a connection issue that turned out to be because https://www.physicsforums.com/ now lacks the www alias. Nothing works if I try to use https://www.physicsforums.com/ but drop the www and it's flawless. Using the IP address works but lacks the style sheet.

    Users that are trying to use their bookmarks with the www will not be able to access the forum. You need to get with an administrator that has access to the MX records to fix this. Meanwhile many people will not realize the site is back.
     
  16. Oct 19, 2008 #15

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    This is not a glitch, the DNS is propagating. This means the addressing link from the www address to the IP address is not fully functional everywhere. This can take up to 72 hours for some people.
     
  17. Oct 19, 2008 #16
    The www is an aliased subdomain. If there is no www subdomain pointing to https://www.physicsforums.com/ then it will not work no matter how updated the DNS servers are. The very fact that https://www.physicsforums.com/ works tells me that at least in my case the DNS pointers are updated so if the www alias existed it should work because it is the same pointer wrt DNS controllers.

    Adding the www alias should fix https://www.physicsforums.com/ immediately for anybody that can access the forum through https://www.physicsforums.com/.
     
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  18. Oct 19, 2008 #17
    Thanks, Greg, Way to go, I spent my time here.

    I think I'll run a similar thread here later.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2008 #18

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    I have to start reading these announcements more carefully. I just spent 20 minutes trying to figure out why Latex wasn't working. :uhh:
     
  20. Oct 19, 2008 #19

    Evo

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    The www address is already working for people where DNS has been propagated, Greg has said it will turn up for different people at different times.

    Greg has done this several times, if any glitches linger, he will take care of it, he knows what to do.
     
  21. Oct 19, 2008 #20
    Working on the DNS problem.
     
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