Some may have trouble reaching www.simmarket.com and the simFlight sites today. The problem is actually fixed but it takes some time for the new IP settings to be propagated around the world.
What happened?: Last week we started to move simMarket to shiny new servers (quad core, 4GB Ram… all the nice things)Â and we wanted to work in the background without any disruption of services, we did not want it to be noticeable to the customers. We managed to actually switch one server like this already 10 days ago and are in the process of moving the second one right now. And this is when the trouble started.
Due to a misunderstanding between the people involved (e.g. Miguel and the techs) (e.d.: always blame it on Miguel!!!) no one changed the IP address of our nameservers at the source of it all: the registrar. That is where you buy the domains… and also create nameservers for them to be entered into the root zones…. ok ok.. that is highly complicated matter!
Because we run our own nameservers this affects all simFlight sites aswell (and yes we do need to revise the way we do this to avoid such issues in the future).
Anyway.. the problem is fixed… you will see hick ups along the day….Â and all will revert to normal very soon.Â the last new server will be operative today and to make sure things are well we will also keep one of the old servers online aswell for today.
And most important: the database is well and saved and backed up and your data is secure: both were never at risk! We were also not hacked into or attacked in any other form…