Monday, 3 July 2017

Server was offline - sorry about that

My humble apologies to viewers.

The Possum TV webcam server has been off air since about 11 am on the 22nd of June and I've only just noticed. It should now be viewable again.

Without going into too much technical detail, the problem related to the external IP address of the server; I could still access the site from my local network (or I would have noticed the problem sooner), but it was inaccessible from the web. The underlying cause of the problem is currently under investigation. The cause was that a script which was meant to alert me when this happens failed to work. This was in turn due to Big Pond changing the way their mail server operates, probably in an attempt to reduce spam. I have modified the script to now work correctly and I'm looking at adding some backup notification method in case this sort of thing happens again.

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