[Fixed] Mailbox26 inaccessible

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Mailbox26 is currently not accessible. We are looking into the issue and will resolve as quickly as possible.

2018-05-28 03:20 UTC: Mailbox26  is back online and all services are operational.

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[Fixed] Web559 inaccessible

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Web559 is currently not accessible. We are looking into the issue and will resolve as quickly as possible.

2018-05-26 10:00 UTC: Web559 is back online and all services are operational.

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GDPR Updates

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The General Data Protection Regulation is taking effect soon, and we’ll be deploying related updates to various pieces of our infrastructure, including the Control Panel and Community sites, over the next 24 hours. We expect downtime of affected services to last less than an hour, and we’ll mark this post complete as soon as all changes have been fully deployed.

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[Fixed] Mailbox17 inaccessible

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

2018-05-22 17:08 UTC: We have identified the problem and are working as fast as possible to bring the machine back online.

2018-05-22 18:36 UTC: We have done a chassis swap and importing the data.

2018-05-22 19:56 UTC: The server is back online.

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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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[Done] Scheduled maintenance on our ticketing system on Sunday, April the 22nd

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On Sunday, 22nd of April, between 11:00 and 12:00 UTC, we will be migrating our ticketing system to new hardware.

During this time our ticketing system will be unavailable. You will not be able to raise new tickets, nor reply or review old ones.

We expect total downtime to be less than 30 minutes.

2018-04-22 12:10 UTC: We are starting the maintenance.

2018-04-22 12:42 UTC: The maintenance has been successfully completed.

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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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[Done] Emergency Europe network maintenance on March 27-28, 2018

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On March 27-28, 2018 between 22:30 UTC and 1:00 UTC we will be performing
emergency network maintenance on our Europe based servers.

Connectivity to the servers will be interrupted for up to 30 minutes during the
maintenance window.

2018-03-28 03:12 UTC: The maintenance has been successfully completed.

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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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[Done] SOCKS proxy for outgoing connections disabled

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Starting 30th of March 2018, all outgoing SOCKS proxies from servers will be disabled.

You will still be able to connect to the server your account is on via SSH and create a tunnel to our MySQL and PostgreSQL databases or your long running application like the Apache or Nginx instance your Django or Rails application runs.

The most important reason for this is that an SSH tunnel or SOCKS connection can be used to mask malicious traffic and attacks to other servers, within or outside of the WebFaction network, which could lead to the server being blacklisted or even having its IP address null rooted by the datacenter, causing a disruption to all the clients hosted there.

The majority of our users won’t be affected by the new policy but if you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please open a support ticket via our control panel to let us know.

2018-03-30 10:02 UTC: This has been deployed everywhere.

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