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    The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 2008

    This is a copy of the announcement in <post:=718,359>post 718,359</post:> in the Words From On High forum:

    Dear Loungers,

    Woody's Lounge will be moving to a shiny new server this weekend. After the move, we should be rid of the slowdowns that we've been plagued by during the last half year or so.

    Unfortunately, this means that we'll have to make the Lounge read-only for a while. Starting at about 7 PM EDT (23:00 UTC) on Friday, June 27, you won't be able to post any more.

    Admins Mike Wolfman and Claude Almer will spend their weekend moving the Lounge to the new server and making sure that everything works correctly there.

    When the migration is finished, it will take a while before the Internet picks up the new location, so don't worry if you don't see the "new" Lounge yet during the weekend. We hope that everyone will be able to get in again on Monday, June 30 or Tuesday, July 1.

    You will know that you've reached the "new" Lounge when you see a "Welcome back" message as newsflash instead of this one.

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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 2008

    < moving to a shiny new server

    Sounds like a LOT of work.. GOOD LUCK to all involved!!!!

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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 2008

    Hooray for Loungers and many thanks to those involved in both the decision making and the large implementation effort. <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>

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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 20

    Looks like a looooong weekend coming up <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>, both for us mere mortals, and the <img src=/S/gent.gif border=0 alt=gent width=17 height=25>s doing the heavy lifting.
    But I do look forward to next week <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23> and the brave new world of the reborn Lounge <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>
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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 20

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

    <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15> for this weekend. <big><big>BUT ...

    MONDAY</big></big>
    <img src=/S/thewave.gif border=0 alt=thewave width=225 height=33> <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>
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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 20

    Hans
    <hr>When the migration is finished, it will take a while before the Internet picks up the new location<hr>
    If the IP address of the Lounge is changing, as that quote strongly implies, it might be worth making the point to those people who may have put the current IP address in their HOSTS file...

    Thanks in advance for everyone's hard work! (Almost like a den move on Meerkat Manor...)
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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 20

    Batcher,

    <hr>If the IP address of the Lounge is changing, as that quote strongly implies, it might be worth making the point to those people who may have put the current IP address in their HOSTS file...<hr>

    Good point. If anyone has an entry in their hosts file pointing to the lounge address they should delete this, otherwise they will only ever be able to access the old, read-only lounge after this weekend.

    One way to check your hosts file is Start > Run and paste in the following command
    <code>notepad c:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchosts</code>
    then click the OK button

    Look for any lines with wopr.com or www.wopr.com and delete them

    StuartR

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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 20

    Thanks John for the reminder! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
    I had to do a bit of "remembering" to figure out where my HOSTS file was on my iMAC but I got 'er done! <post#=718,451>post 718,451</post#>
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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 20

    Stuart

    Any chance of the new IP address of the Lounge being revealed, please?

    I seem to remember last time it changed it took two or three days for Us British Chaps to be able to get in via DNS...

    Thanks!
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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 20

    <hr>Any chance of the new IP address of the Lounge being revealed, please?<hr>
    Not by me.

    Hopefully the DNS propagation won't take too long.

    I'm off to bed now, so I'll see you all in the new lounge on Monday or Tuesday.

    StuartR

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    Re: The Lounge moves to a new server 28-29 June 20

    If all goes well with the move and we're COMPLETELY tested, I'll post here (the old/current lounge) the IP address. See my next post in here.
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