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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Blue NC

Blue NC has the potential to be a significant factor in Tar Heel progressive politics, something like a Daily Kos for our state. They're in the middle of moving to a new host. Apparently the old one couldn't keep up with the increased traffic.

Unfortunately, all i'm getting is a message that reads "BlueNC has now been moved to a new server. You should see good old BlueNC in this space once your ISP gets around to refreshing their cached DNS info (this may be anywhere from a couple of hours to a day)."

Let's hope that's all it is, and that the transition goes smoothly.

4 Comments:

  • Barry, I think that we're in good shape, although I'm getting the same message you are. If you check out http://64.13.248.101/tracker , you can see that some folks are posting and commenting, blithely unaware that the rest of us are twiddling our thumbs. (If you use the URL I provided, you'll eventually find your way back to the old server, thanks to internal links pointed to "bluenc.com".)

    I wonder how profit-making enterprises handle these transitions -- perhaps mirroring the two domains, or synchronizing databases?

    By Blogger Lance, at 4:59 PM  

  • If you know the IP address of the new host (which it appears you do) the error message couple be configured to include that, as either a clickable link, or a cut and paste, to get people to the new site.

    i don't know if there's a way to push the new IP address through DNS any faster, though.

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 5:42 PM  

  • I thought about that, but if the DNS hasn't caught up, the "bluenc.com..." link generated by BlueNC each time a user submits something (like a login and password, comment or blog entry) would kick you back to the old site. Just thought it would be confusing and kind of alarming (as when your blog entry or comment apparently disappears into the ether).

    How is it looking now?

    By Blogger Lance, at 6:19 AM  

  • Seems to be OK from the home ISP. I'm off to work, so i'll let you know what's happening with that provider.

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 8:10 AM  

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