Thu Jul 6 23:32:40 PDT 2000 — After much bad luck with system corruption and attempted upgrades gone wrong, we’re in the process of a new installation onto a fresh hard disk for our Usenet news server. Once that’s complete, the /opt filesystem with the Typhoon news software, databases and spools will be mounted to bring news back online.
Meanwhile, we’ve of course got our redundant backup news system at supernews.sonic.net that you can use. It doesn’t have the sonic.* local groups, but you’ll find it to be quite complete and responsive.
Scott, Eli and Kelsey are pulling the night watch to bring this system back online, and I’ll be covering the early AM shift while they get some much needed rest Friday. -Dane