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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-09-13 14:22:18

At 05:14 PM 9/13/2000 +0000, Alexy wrote:

>Does anybody besides me have any problems with posting messages to
>boost_at_[hidden] (by ordinary e-mail)? I've sent (at least :) two
>messages about 7 hours ago, and they still haven't appeared nor at
>the egroups "messages" section nor in my mailbox... Actually no new
>messages appeared in the archive since 5:20 am (their time), so I
>suppose that's not only my problem. Is that so?

There is an eGroups mailing list (eGroups-status_at_[hidden]) which I guess
anyone can subscribe to for notices of outages, planned or
otherwise. Seems like there is a posting every 10 or 15 days. The
deliberate maintenance outages are usually planned for one hour. Here is
the message concerning the unplanned outage this morning.


>When: Wed Sept 13 1:19am - 10:30am PDT (-0700 GMT)
>The eGroups ISP experienced two power outages at 1:19am and 1:56am.
>Most machines came back online immediately, but some servers were
>offline until 10:30am this morning. A quarter of group archives were
>unavailable, and mail to those groups would not go through.
>Everything is up and running now, and we are processing the mail
>backlog. Mail through our system is currently delayed dued to the
>backlog by about an hour. This delay should be over in about an hour.
>The replicated database is several hours behind, which should affect
>subscriptions to groups larger than 250. It should be caught up in 2-3
>Sorry for the inconvenience.
>eGroups Engineering

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