We've prepared a notice to inform logged-in users and anonymous users about
the downtime. It's only one sentence and will be reused for future
incidences like these.
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From: Mark Bergsma <mark(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM
Subject: [Wikitech-l] Downtime due to network maintenance, Friday July 31st
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Due to a problem in one of our core routers in our Tampa cluster we need
to perform some network maintenance tomorrow, Friday July 31st around
12:00 UTC. We will be performing a software upgrade and reboot of the
router. This should not take more than a few minutes if everything goes
well. Unfortunately this means that practically all sites and services
will be down during that time.
For those interested: one of the line cards in the router failed earlier
this week. A replacement has arrived, but does not boot up correctly
after hot plugging. Because we want to upgrade the firmware anyway, we
will reboot the entire box.
Mark Bergsma <mark(a)wikimedia.org>
System & Network Administrator, Wikimedia Foundation
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