Fri Apr 30 10:36:10 PDT 1999 — Apparently, the recent news server OS upgrade has had a strange side effect: every morning around 4:30am, the server exits. We will wrap the server with a ‘service loop’ to prevent this from happening in the future, and then investigate the cause of the mysterious program exits. We regret this morning’s news incident, and will redouble our efforts to stabilize the system while maintaining its newfound speediness.
In other news: The new mail server, Buzz, experienced some pain this morning with its NFS mount to member home directories. The result: delivery of some mail this morning was delayed as long as 5 hours. We regret the delay, and hope no one was impacted. -Scott