Fwiw I would prefer a status API and website over an email. If the API could list upcoming maintenance as well as current issues, it would be very useful to me.
On 14 November 2022 14:31:27 GMT, Andy Smith via RT <support(a)rt.bitfolk.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 02:21:31PM +0000, Conrad Wood via RT via support wrote:
>> On Mon, 2022-11-14 at 13:17 +0000, Conrad Wood via BitFolk Users wrote:
>> > I started to receive some errors on a bitfolk dns server.
>> > It seems to indicate the DNS Server no longer listens on port 53
>> > (well,
>> > or some firewall blocks it - I don't know).
>> > Any ideas?
>Sorry, I was doing a little bit of work on it and didn't think anyone
>would notice! It is back running again now and I don't expect to have
>to shut it down again. We will send a notification of maintenance in
>https://bitfolk.com/ -- No-nonsense VPS hosting
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
I started to receive some errors on a bitfolk dns server.
It seems to indicate the DNS Server no longer listens on port 53 (well,
or some firewall blocks it - I don't know).
[14/11/2022 13:08:01.159] [192.168.59.1] [prober-server]: "FAILED :
Prober dns_resolve mail.conradwood.com: [STATUS] : [dns server
target=mail.conradwood.com]: lookup mail.conradwood.com on
127.0.0.1:53: read udp [2001:ba8:1f1:f0bd::2]:59986-
>[2001:ba8:1f1:f085::53]:53: read: connection refused [/STATUS]"
Since the first point release of Ubuntu 22.04 has now been and gone,
those of you with older Ubuntu installations will now be prompted with
suggestions to upgrade to it.
That should go fine, as long as you are running 64-bit (amd64) and in
PVH mode. If you aren't then it won't be able to boot, as the Ubuntu
kernel uses a compression method not known to our PV mode bootloader.
To switch to PVH mode you should do this from the Xen Shell:
xen shell> virtmode pvh
It will then take effect from the next boot. If it somehow doesn't work
for you, you can switch back:
xen shell> virtmode pv
(and then please let us know so we can investigate)
PVH mode has been the default for all new VMs here for two years now,
but many existing customers are still running in PV mode.
There's more information about PVH mode here, but really it is an
implementation detail that you don't need to pay any attention to:
Those running 32-bit Ubuntu have no upgrade path at all since 18.04 was
the last Ubuntu release that supported 32-bit. Those wanting to upgrade
from 32-bit Ubuntu 18.04 are probably going to be best off asking for a
new VM to run for free for two weeks, and move their stuff into that:
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