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From: "Charles" <>
Subject: Re: [USGW-ARCHIVES-MAPS] Server Issues
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:47:43 -0700
References: <250616f20809251813o2370ce40xc268f2bebeedc7fa@mail.gmail.com><28F4933B0A79415CB58D8CE29DE85A58@CHARLES><E597139DA2614212AC18590258B78CCB@DebPC>


The switch over has left may bones in the garden!
Hard to clean them all.
Charles

----- Original Message -----
From: "Deb" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [USGW-ARCHIVES-MAPS] Server Issues


> Thanks, Charles, I removed the RW logo. Thought I had caught all of them.
>
> Deb
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Charles
> Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 10:55 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [USGW-ARCHIVES-MAPS] Server Issues
>
> Hello,
> Thank you for the update.
> One item that may be of interest: This web site
> http://usgwarchives.net/maps/usa/
> It states at the top that it is hosted by Rootsweb.
>
> I heard some squawk about FrontPage being used. I see nothing wrong with
> FP
> except it does not use XHTML.
> So, I am converting my maps web to the XHTML standard today.
> Charles
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: "_Maps List" <>
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:13 PM
> Subject: [USGW-ARCHIVES-MAPS] Server Issues
>
>
>> Since I'm not sure how much you guys are aware of what's going on behind
>> the
>> scenes with the servers, I'm copying what one of our gurus has emailed
>> out
>> to the other list. From what I understand, the Indexing took over the
>> system
>> resources. After they got that one figured out, the host changed some
>> settings with the DNS for the .net domain. I know it's frustrating, but
>> it's
>> status quo for most networks to have issues like this. The bigger we get
>> and
>> the more features we add, the more teething issues the Administrators
>> have
>> to troubleshoot and fix. As we have all experienced, nothing about
>> computers
>> is easy or without hiccups. We just seem to hit them one right after the
>> other. The fact that we now have the two domains (.net and .org) relieves
>> a
>> lot of problems we could be getting. All we can do is be patient; if you
>> yell too loudly they might just give you the job. Believe me, it's not
>> one
>> you would want. ;)
>>
>> Kristine Robbins
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Well I would hardly say we have had constant problems. But we have had a
>> DNS
>> problem. As far as I can tell it should be fixed. The DNS problem would
>> have
>> resulted in not being able to access the server. Unless the IP address is
>> used.
>>
>> We have had some difficulty with the search engine indexing over night
>> which
>> has taken longer and locked out users at certain periods. As far as I can
>> see during the day the system has been running without major problem, yes
>> we
>> do have some teething problems with things, as we introduce new things,
>> it
>> can have an impact. I am looking into the search engine, but to get files
>> indexed rapidly does require some processing.
>>
>> In terms of growth. The access to the system is growing steadily, we are
>> actually rejecting heavy accessors. We are up to nearly 8 million hits a
>> month and if you believe quancast we are ranked at approximately 6800.
>>
>> If everyone tries refreshing their browsers etc, hopefully you should get
>> access.
>>
>> If everyone can just bare with us
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> David
>>
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