• NET 4 Changes

    From Avon@21:1/101 to All on Sun Mar 17 14:13:17 2024
    Hi guys

    The current NET 4 HUB run by Dan aka Black Panther is to soon be retired.

    Dan is super busy with the demands of day to day life and BBSing has had to take a bit of a back seat for now. I want to thanks Dan so much for all the contributions he has made to fsxNet and in the hosting and admin of the NET 4 HUB he has done over the year. Dan, it's really appreciated thank you :) My hope is we see you active in BBSing again sometime soon.

    In the meantime Dan has kindly supplied me with the HUB config settings and BBS node configs for fsxNet BBS using the current NET 4 HUB.

    I have been working to setup a mirror HUB hosted on my systems and one that will also be listening for incoming NET 4 node traffic on the port Dan has been using - 24560

    My plan is to netmail all NET 4 nodes and let them know the NET 4 HUB is shifting to a new instance hosted by myself. In preparation for the cut-over I am asking all NET 4 nodes to check the domain name they poll for the NET 4 HUB.

    Please ensure you are polling net4.fsxnet.nz:24560

    When we cut over to the new NET 4 HUB instance I will update the DNS records to point to the new HUB.

    I plan to do this on 31 March (my time in New Zealand, or likely to be 30 March elsewhere in the world)... and when I do we will ensure the file and echomail links to the 'old' HUB will be closed down. I'll then ask Dan to shutdown that server.

    I'm picking if some sysops who run their BBS on 'auto' then login to find no new traffic on fsxNet they may come calling to me then. We'll that's the thinking..

    I am also aware that there are a number of inactive nodes in NET 4 and plan to prune them in early April once the cut over is done. In the meantime I have taken over NET 4 nodelist segment duties and marked a number of nodes a 'Down' that appear to be long inactive based on stats Dan's system is posting each day to the Stats echo.

    Once we cut over to the new NET 4 HUB instance I figure I'll know within a few weeks which other inactive nodes can be pruned.

    I will x-post this update to both FSX_GEN and FSX_NET

    Please use FSX_NET to reply/discuss/any questions etc. thanks :)

    Best, Paul

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From paulie420@21:1/101 to Avon on Sat Mar 16 22:37:22 2024
    Dan is super busy with the demands of day to day li
    fe and BBSing has hadAv> to take a bit of a back seat fo
    r now. I want to thanks Dan so much forAv> all the cont
    ributions he has made to fsxNet and in the hosting and admin
    of the NET 4 HUB he has done over the year. Dan, it's really appr
    eciatedAv> thank you :) My hope is we see you active in
    BBSing again sometime soon.One of the best guys
    in BBSing when I first joined the community. He took meunde
    r his wing and taught me MPL coding and allowed this greenhorn to joi
    n hismodding crew. :P Av> In the m
    eantime Dan has kindly supplied me with the HUB config settings
    and BBS node configs for fsxNet BBS using the current NET 4 HUB.
    I have been working to setup a mirror HUB hosted on
    my systems and oneAv> that will also be listening for in
    coming NET 4 node traffic on the portAv> Dan has been us
    ing - 24560If you need any help from Portland,
    OR I'd always be willing to hostanything needed. I'm not ver
    y knowledgeable with FTNs, but have many friendsand support
    in the community.pAULIE
    42o.........
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  • From Avon@21:2/100 to paulie420 on Sun Mar 17 20:01:42 2024
    On 16 Mar 2024 at 10:37p, paulie420 pondered and said...


    SEEN-BY: 1/100 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 SEEN-BY: 1/118 119 120 121 122 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 134 136 137 138 SEEN-BY: 1/139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 153 154 155 156 SEEN-BY: 1/157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 171 172 173 174 175 SEEN-BY: 1/176 177 178 180 181 182 183 184 185 187 188 189 190 191 193 194 195 SEEN-BY: 1/197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 SEEN-BY: 1/214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 223 224 226 227 229 231 232 233 236 SEEN-BY: 1/237 238 616 995 2/100 101 103 104 105 107 108 109 111 112 114 115 SEEN-BY: 2/116 118 119 120 1202 121 125 126 127 128 129 130 132 137 138 140 141 SEEN-BY: 2/142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 157 158 159 161 167 SEEN-BY: 2/168 3/100 4/100 106 7777 5/100
  • From deon@21:2/116 to Avon on Mon Mar 18 08:35:42 2024
    Re: Re: NET 4 Changes
    By: Avon to paulie420 on Sun Mar 17 2024 08:01 pm

    On 16 Mar 2024 at 10:37p, paulie420 pondered and said...


    SEEN-BY: 1/100 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 SEEN-BY: 1/118 119 120 121 122 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 134 136 137 138 SEEN-BY: 1/139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 152 153 154 155 156 SEEN-BY: 1/157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 171

    Looks like something burped here.. Maybe over two messages as well...


    ...лоеп
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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to deon on Mon Mar 18 15:28:14 2024
    On 18 Mar 2024 at 08:35a, deon pondered and said...

    154 155 156 SEEN-BY: 1/157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169

    Looks like something burped here.. Maybe over two messages as well...

    I forwarded the post from FSX_GEN to this echo... using Mystic and 'forward' option for the echomail base... just wanted the thread to run over here as per original post... so did something bork in the process?

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to All on Mon Mar 18 16:32:30 2024
    On 17 Mar 2024 at 02:13p, Avon pondered and said...

    My plan is to netmail all NET 4 nodes and let them know the NET 4 HUB is shifting to a new instance hosted by myself. In preparation for the cut-over I am asking all NET 4 nodes to check the domain name they poll for the NET 4 HUB.

    Please ensure you are polling net4.fsxnet.nz:24560

    All sysops in the NET 4 nodelist have now been sent a netmail regarding the upcoming changes. For completeness I am posting that netmail here also.

    [snip]

    Hi there

    This note if to let you know that the NET 4 fsxNet HUB is shifting to a new host at the end of this month.

    Many thanks to Dan Richter for hosting and being NET 4 HUB admin for many years. It's been very much appreciated.

    As a NET 4 node please ensure you use the following domain name and port
    set when you poll the NET 4 HUB (21:4/100)

    net4.fsxnet.nz:24560

    On 31 March (New Zealand time) I will be updating the DNS records to point
    to a new IP address for the new system hosting the NET 4 HUB.

    Your BinkD, Areafix, Filefix passwords etc. will remain unchanged and should work as they currently do.

    After the change over has occurred the old HUB will be shutdown.

    If you have any questions please feel free to email me avon@bbs.nz

    Best, Paul aka Avon

    [snip]

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to All on Thu Mar 28 10:40:47 2024
    On 17 Mar 2024 at 02:13p, Avon pondered and said...

    Please ensure you are polling net4.fsxnet.nz:24560

    another reminder if you are a NET 4 node please ensure you have the above domain name and port set up to poll the 21:4/100 HUB.

    When we cut over to the new NET 4 HUB instance I will update the DNS records to point to the new HUB.

    I plan to do this on 31 March (my time in New Zealand, or likely to be
    30 March elsewhere in the world)... and when I do we will ensure the
    file and echomail links to the 'old' HUB will be closed down. I'll then ask Dan to shutdown that server.

    this is coming the in the next few days.

    I'm picking if some sysops who run their BBS on 'auto' then login to
    find no new traffic on fsxNet they may come calling to me then. We'll that's the thinking..

    I am also aware that there are a number of inactive nodes in NET 4 and plan to prune them in early April once the cut over is done. In the meantime I have taken over NET 4 nodelist segment duties and marked a number of nodes a 'Down' that appear to be long inactive based on stats Dan's system is posting each day to the Stats echo.

    ..as is this :)

    Final call, all NET 4 nodes.. ding ding...

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Al DeRosa@21:4/131 to Avon on Wed Mar 27 19:46:59 2024
    On 28 Mar 2024, Avon said the following...

    On 17 Mar 2024 at 02:13p, Avon pondered and said...

    Please ensure you are polling net4.fsxnet.nz:24560

    another reminder if you are a NET 4 node please ensure you have the above domain name and port set up to poll the 21:4/100 HUB.

    When we cut over to the new NET 4 HUB instance I will update the DNS

    Just changed over Avon!! I am now polling net4.fsxnet.nz...

    Al

    ... Some people have no idea what they're doing, and are really good at it!

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Al DeRosa on Thu Mar 28 13:35:09 2024
    On 27 Mar 2024 at 07:46p, Al DeRosa pondered and said...

    Just changed over Avon!! I am now polling net4.fsxnet.nz...

    Al

    thanks Al.

    if you have any issues in the coming days when we cut over to the new NET 4 HUB do let me know ..

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Al DeRosa@21:4/131 to Avon on Thu Mar 28 18:43:47 2024
    On 28 Mar 2024, Avon said the following...

    On 27 Mar 2024 at 07:46p, Al DeRosa pondered and said...


    thanks Al.

    if you have any issues in the coming days when we cut over to the new
    NET 4 HUB do let me know ..


    Will do..

    ... What was the best thing before sliced bread?

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to All on Sat Mar 30 21:23:04 2024
    On 28 Mar 2024 at 10:40a, Avon pondered and said...

    On 17 Mar 2024 at 02:13p, Avon pondered and said...

    Please ensure you are polling net4.fsxnet.nz:24560

    another reminder if you are a NET 4 node please ensure you have the above domain name and port set up to poll the 21:4/100 HUB.

    When we cut over to the new NET 4 HUB instance I will update the DNS records to point to the new HUB.

    I plan to do this on 31 March (my time in New Zealand, or likely to b 30 March elsewhere in the world)... and when I do we will ensure the file and echomail links to the 'old' HUB will be closed down. I'll th ask Dan to shutdown that server.

    this is coming the in the next few days.

    I'm picking if some sysops who run their BBS on 'auto' then login to find no new traffic on fsxNet they may come calling to me then. We'll that's the thinking..

    I am also aware that there are a number of inactive nodes in NET 4 an plan to prune them in early April once the cut over is done. In the meantime I have taken over NET 4 nodelist segment duties and marked a number of nodes a 'Down' that appear to be long inactive based on sta Dan's system is posting each day to the Stats echo.

    ..as is this :)

    Final call, all NET 4 nodes.. ding ding...

    OK folks I'm starting the change over process now, so this will mean some niggles for active NET 4 nodes over the coming 24 hours.

    Shortly I will be de-linking NET 1 from the 'old' NET 4 HUB and updating the DNS records for net4.fsxnet.nz to point to the new of NET 4 instance I will be running. I'll also link NET 1 to this new version of the NET 4 HUB.

    If you're a NET 4 node and have net4.fsxnet.nz:24560 set up then over the coming 24 hours as DNS records change over you should start to hit the new version of the HUB and (hopefully) have no issues polling in to collect/send packets etc.

    If you're a NET 4 node and continue to poll and/or send packets to the 'old' NET 4 HUB you're traffic is only going to go to those nodes in NET 4 who remain linked to the old HUB. All the other HUBs will / already are shortly to be delinked from that 'old' HUB.

    If you're a NET 4 node and having issues getting hooked up to the new instance of the NET 4 HUB please email me avon@bbs.nz and I'll work with you to get hooked up.

    In the coming 2 weeks once the cut over has occurred I plan to revisit the NET 4 nodelist segment and prune it where necessary.

    I'll also work to start posting some stats from the NET 4 system I have spun up but that's a secondary priority at the moment.

    x-posting this to FSX_NET and FSX_GEN

    Best, Paul

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to All on Sat Mar 30 22:52:56 2024
    On 30 Mar 2024 at 09:23p, Avon pondered and said...

    OK folks I'm starting the change over process now, so this will mean some niggles for active NET 4 nodes over the coming 24 hours.

    Shortly I will be de-linking NET 1 from the 'old' NET 4 HUB and updating the DNS records for net4.fsxnet.nz to point to the new of NET 4 instance
    I will be running. I'll also link NET 1 to this new version of the NET 4 HUB.

    now underway, changing from 72.24.172.12 to now pointed to 103.193.138.76

    NET 4 nodes need to point to port 24560 on this new IP address, so

    net4.fsxnet.nz:24560

    Shortly I will be de-linking NET 1 from the 'old' NET 4 HUB and updating

    This has been done, in the process I may have accidentally deleted FSX_GEN and FSX_DAT from the now retired HUB. Turns out my delink commands were being taken as a 'delete' command - eek! But the rest of the echos have been paused on the old HUB so no further traffic is flowing into the NET 1 HUB from that old system now.

    The new NET 4 HUB has been started up and nodes that were linked to their chosen echos in NET 4 are being fed by this system now.

    If you're a NET 4 node and having issues getting hooked up to the new instance of the NET 4 HUB please email me avon@bbs.nz and I'll work with you to get hooked up.

    In the coming 2 weeks once the cut over has occurred I plan to revisit
    the NET 4 nodelist segment and prune it where necessary.

    I'll also work to start posting some stats from the NET 4 system I have spun up but that's a secondary priority at the moment.

    still to do.

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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