Author Topic: Site Downtime  (Read 2962 times)

3bm

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Site Downtime
« on: September 22, 2010, 12:30:50 PM »
Hi all,

I should have posted this up but only received notice when i was onsite working. This only affected web traffic for the last little while important maintenance was performed.

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advisory #3427
Emergency fleet update: 64-bit linux servers
Category:       Scheduled Maintenance
Severity:       High Impact
Status:       current
Start:       22/09/2010 11:31
ETA:       22/09/2010 14:31
Services:       

Wed, Sep 22 2010 11:31 am by support@aussiehq.com.au
Please be advised that our Systems Administrators are immediately commencing kernel upgrades across our fleet of managed linux servers (Including Virtuozzo nodes). This action is being undertaken to address a significant vulnerability within the kernel of 64-bit linux distributions.

The work requires a restart of the server after the patch has been applied, and this notice is being sent to advise you of a brief period of service interruption that will occur for each managed, shared, and reseller server during the day. We appreciate your patience while the work is being performed.

We would also like to take this opportunity to advise customers with unmanaged, 64-bit linux servers that they should immediately update to the latest stable kernel for their linux distribution.

Customers requiring further information about the patch are requested to email the service desk.

Offline treblid

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Re: Site Downtime
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 03:11:01 PM »
This action is being undertaken to address a significant vulnerability within the kernel of 64-bit linux distributions.
That's quick, and very proactive.. This vulnerability was only announced yesterday or the day before. Australian eastern time? Isn't that now?

3bm

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Re: Site Downtime
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 03:20:33 PM »
They are pretty on the ball with this stuff. We've been with them a long time now