Search is Down Again

03 Oct 23: One server has been relocated, the server currently doesn't have a public IP address in the meantime. I wrote some additional tunnel code running separately to handle this. When the server is engaged the connection is 5600+ days uniform (since around 24 July 2008). In the unlikely case I disengaged the server because of some problem the retention is 1200-3800 days depending on newsgroup. If you experience any issue please let me know.

29 Nov 23: Because of encrypted and obfuscated posts flood mass posted by a few nzb indexing websites using usenet servers as private storage for their members to download the posts - the situation with the content is pretty chaotic since their purpose is to post in such a way, so users must use their website exclusively, when the website disappears - the encrypted posts just eat usenet providers' hard disk space uselessly. If you can't find something specific please let me know at alexbirj at gmail dot com what exactly you can't find for me to check how it is possible to retain the posts. Non-obfuscated posts shouldn't be affected at all, let me know if you notice anything missing.

29 Nov 23: The search protocol had to be upgraded to extend 3 byte (16M+) limit on the server side for number of sets per instance, so at least the version 5.8.3 is needed to access it, otherwise should be no any difference.

21 Jun 24: The search protocol had to be upgraded again to be able to properly process the trial version searches on the tunneled server (see the first note above).



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worrall
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Getting: "Search Failed (6)"
alex
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One computer went down, I restarted search service in backup configuration, I was on the move and wasn't alerted right away.
Dragon
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Down again. :(
alex
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I'll restart it in backup again. I will try to have DIMMs resettles, I think the problem is memory electrical contact. In any case I'm trying to replace the server, if all goes as planned this one will be out of service and there will be more retention.
alex
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RAM has been reinserted, we'll see if it will happen again.

It is 4th time it shuts down suddenly, just first two times I was alerted fast. It happened on average with 4 day interval, the last time it was 1 day. If it lasts now for more than a week without restarting the issue is most likely fixed.

Update after a while: the issue didn't resurface again.
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