[OpenLayers-Dev] Re: [SAC] Openlayers DNS issue

christopher.schmidt at nokia.com christopher.schmidt at nokia.com
Tue Aug 30 14:07:45 EDT 2011

So, what happened:

 1. Apparently, the migration of OpenLayers from my personal everydns acocunt
    (where I moved it after the MetaCarta switch) to OSGeo didn't actually
    happen like I thought it had.
 2. EveryDNS has been planning migrations to DynDNS, and apparently starting 
    today, was forcing them by intentional planned downtime (that I wasn't told
 3. At 11am, it went down because of this.

At 11:05 I got told it was down (I was in meetings since then, which is why I haven't
mentioned anything since then). I went through Dyns' DNS migration plan, but that 
doesn't actually work instantly, it takes a couple hours to take effect. At the
same time, I edited the PairNIC DNS information to OL to point to the new 
Dyn servers.

 1. It shouldn't break again tomorrow during the next 'planned migration outage'.
 2. We should get it out of my personal acocunt as soon as possible: I'll send an
    additional email later today about the hosts we need to configure.
 3. I am sorry that this happened, because I Thought we had done this migratino before.

The biggest problem with doing the migration is, I believe, that when you flip the
switch on pairnic from "host remotely" (what is is now) to 'host locally', it uses
the 'non-configured' state for all of the hostnames for the next 4 hours, which
means that OL.org would essentially be down for those for hours (potentially),
as well as all of the sub-sites of OL.org.

At this point, that cost is lower than getting screwed over continuously because
I'm a terrible sysadmin, so we should do our best to make this change as soon
as possible while inconveniencing as few as possible.

Again, my apologies: I really thought we had migrated all of this stuff out of my
personal accounts, but apparently not.

And sorry as well for not documenting this until now; I got a frantic IM to fix it,
and did what I could in the meantime, but just now got the chance to write it up.

-- Chris

On Aug 30, 2011, at 1:46 PM, ext Alex Mandel wrote:

> Seems to be working again(on it's own), for now.
> Looking at the everydns webpage it's appears that some action will be
> necessary on our part though. There's a notice about them switching all
> their services over to a different host (dyndns which own everydns) and
> that it requires us to migrate the account.
> http://www.everydns.com/
> The deadline is in 13 hours (before the start of Aug 31st). Did anyone
> get a notice about this?
> So urgency has dropped some, but we should come up with a plan in the
> event that Chris isn't reachable in the next 12 hours.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> On 08/30/2011 10:20 AM, Howard Butler wrote:
>> Alex,
>> It appears that openlayers.{com|net|org} is available to manage via OSGeo's pairNIC account, but I am hesitant to just flip the DNS management over to pairNIC. I'm sure there are a bunch of aliases and this DNS doesn't allow transfers to allow us to see what all is there.
>> Chris?
>> Howard
>> On Aug 30, 2011, at 11:33 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
>>> Something seems to be amiss with openlayers.org DNS right now.
>>> It appears to be pointing to:
>>> lock-everydns.dyndns.com
>>> As noted on IRC
>>> message from http://www.everydns.net: "You must migrate your
>>> EveryDNS.net account to our rock-solid DynDNS.com system before August
>>> 31, 2011, or your site will no longer be accessible!"
>>> Reported as early as 7:30 PST (so 2 hours ago).
>>> Not sure who has the keys or where to go to fix this - or even what the
>>> problem is.
>>> Real location should be projects.osgeo.osuosl.org afaik
>>> Thanks,
>>> Alex
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