Regarding GLIBC_PRIVATE errors in your python application

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A recent system update to the core glibc package seems to have caused a small number of python apps hosted on our servers to stop working, showing the following in their error logs:

ImportError: /lib64/libresolv.so.2: symbol __h_errno, version
GLIBC_PRIVATE not defined in file libc.so.6 with link time reference

The Apache stack needs to fully stop for this to be fixed. You can do that by starting an ssh session, traversing to the directory hosting your app, and using the `stop` and `start` scripts:

cd ~/webapps/your_app
./apache2/bin/stop
./apache2/bin/start

If you are having any trouble or need further assistance with this, please raise aticket and our support team will gladly help you with.

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[Fixed] Widespread network issues

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We are currently seeing widespread connectivity issues across our hosting platform, and this is affecting both webserver-to-webserver communication as well as external website accessibility for hosted sites. We’re working on restoring normal network functionality as quickly as possible.

Update Thu Apr 19 07:20 UTC 2018: At this point we believe that we’ve fixed all network issues and that full service has been restored. If you’re still seeing network problems at this time, please let our Support team know.

Update Thu Apr 19 10:11 UTC 2018: We haven’t received any more reports of issues and everything looks good, so we’re marking this Fixed.

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[Fixed] Webmail problems

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There is currently an issue with the Webmail interface at https://webmail.webfaction.com which is resulting in sporadic 500 Internal Server Errors for some email users. We are looking into the problem and hope to have normal service restored soon. We will update this entry as soon as we have more information.

2018-03-27 11:25 UTC: The problem has been solved. If you see any other errors, please feel free to contact our support team by opening a ticket.

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[Fixed] Webmail problems

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There is currently an issue with the Webmail interface at https://webmail.webfaction.com which is resulting in sporadic 500 Internal Server Errors for some email users. We are looking into the problem and hope to have normal service restored soon. We will update this entry as soon as we have more information.

2018-03-02 14:50 UTC: The root cause of the errors has been fixed. Thank you for your patience, and if there are any issues please feel free to contact support by opening a ticket.

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[Fixed] Delays in processing payments

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We are currently experiencing a temporary issue with our payment pre-processor.

Due to an issue on their side we are not receiving payment notifications in a timely manner, thus any payments, while received, are not instantly recorded to our control panel’s Payment Transaction History page.

This issue started today at 05:16 UTC and after communicating with them they said that it should be fixed by 14:30 UTC.

When they do resolve this issue we’ll go through all the payments made today, double check the transactions and add them to our panel.

If you did make a payment during that time but it is missing, feel free to raise a ticket and we’ll look into this.

2018-02-19 15:30 UTC: Our payment pre-processor have gotten back to us, letting us know that everything is fixed on their side and we are seeing payments going through successfully in the last hour. We are not double checking all transactions that happened during the window and adding any missing one to our panel.

2018-02-19 17:00 UTC: All transactions should be visible in our control panel now.

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[fixed] web544 inaccessible

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The server is currently not accessible. We are looking into the issue and will resolve as quickly as possible.

2017-12-27 13:36 UTC: The issue has been resolved with a reboot and the server is back online.

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[fixed] Server connectivity issues

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2017-12-18 10:24 UTC: We’re currently addressing connection issues affecting customers on some of our servers. Please watch this area for updates and progress on the incident. We appreciate your patience.

2017-12-18 13:09 UTC: The problem was a bug in our web application firewall setup. It’s been corrected and connectivity has been restored as of about 30 minutes ago.

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[Fixed] Partial access to mail service disruption

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2017-11-22 10:58 UTC An issue with one of our mail servers is causing some of our customres to access their mailboxes. We’re working to restore service and will update this post when more information is available.

2017-11-22 13:02 UTC Access to the faulty mail server is restored. A network issue between some nodes of our mailing infrastructure was causing login attempts to timeout. Please raise a ticket if you are still seeing an issue.

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[fixed] Delayed payment transactions

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2017-11-10 19:12 UTC: For the past few hours, we have been experiencing delays between the time a customer makes a payment and the time that the payment is posted to the customer’s account. The delay is occurring with our billing processor. If you make a payment and do not see it posted to your account immediately, please do not make an additional payment. The original payment should be posted within a few hours. We’ll update this post when the issue is resolved. Please contact WebFaction support if you have any questions or concerns.

2017-11-10 21:19 UTC: The issue has been resolved.

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[fixed] web607 inaccessible

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The server is currently not responding. We are investigating the issue and will post updates as soon as we have further details.

2017-09-07 18:35 UTC: There is an issue with the RAID controller. We are working to have this resolved as quickly as possible.

2017-09-07 19:15 UTC: The server is currently back online. However, we are still investigating the issue further.

2017-09-07 20:57 UTC: There have been no further issues since the server reboot.

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