http://www.rangefinderforum.com/

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by RMD, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. RMD

    RMD Member

    Messages:
    38
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Any one know why this has gone off air in the last few days ?
     
  2. Matthew Rusbarsky

    Matthew Rusbarsky Member

    Messages:
    174
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
  3. Al Patterson

    Al Patterson Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Location:
    Wilmington D
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Glad I'm not the only one having problems accessing RFF

    I was beginning to think I'd been banned. Thanks for the link to the closed thread, and maybe I should start hanging around here, as i see a few familiar names.
     
  4. tomalophicon

    tomalophicon Member

    Messages:
    1,564
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Location:
    Canberra, AC
    Shooter:
    Sub 35mm
    Just don't bring your GASBAGS here. :tongue:
     
  5. BrianShaw

    BrianShaw Member

    Messages:
    6,226
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Oh dear God... I hope APUG never decides to add a "bags and wrist strap" forum... or subdivide the current APUG 'Rangefinder forum' into a thousand subforums, one for each camera (and its variant) ever made!
     
  6. Red Robin

    Red Robin Member

    Messages:
    69
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Location:
    Wrinkle City
    Shooter:
    35mm RF
    That OTHER forum

    I for one have a hard time even posting my own shots, but they must have hired someone with my computer skills to run that server! Anybody know what problems they could be having(?)without getting too techie(?). I, for one, enjoy lots of forums and having one down puts a big hole in my continuing education efforts :confused:.
     
  7. Mackinaw

    Mackinaw Member

    Messages:
    378
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Location:
    One hour sou
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
  8. gb hill

    gb hill Member

    Messages:
    49
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Location:
    North Caroli
    Shooter:
    35mm
    For me (other than Flickr) rff was the easiest to upload to. Biggest aggrivation was remembering to resize the images smaller than 200kb. Haven't uploaded anything here except an attachment in a thread. Photo Net is darn near impossible to get around & I have no idea how to upload a photo there. I may subscribe here, but I think I'll leave my uploading photo's to flickr & rangefinder images.
     
  9. canuhead

    canuhead Member

    Messages:
    616
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Southern Ont
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    would love to know who their hosting co is.
     
  10. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,893
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    They may have fallen into the trap of relying on their host for stability and backups.. a bit too hard to speculate at this point due to lack of info. For those curious about APUG.. When I worked at IBM years ago, our huge project had extreme DR (disaster recovery) implemented, as in we actually had to plan for recovering the entire infrastructure from a tactical nuclear strike. I've taken a lot of that experience and applied it to APUGs DR plan. If our data center was destroyed (or server), I have secure synced copies of the site housed in 3 different geos (US, UK, NZ). I would quickly grab new hosting, update our DNS and re-sync data to the new host. We could theoretically be back up and running from a major disaster within a couple of hours. Hopefully the RFF server is the real issue for them and not corrupt data. Bad data is when the real nightmares begin. If it's taken their host this long already, then I wouldn't have much confidence in such a host having reliable backups in place either. Fingers crossed for them.
     
  11. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,893
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
  12. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,922
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Honolulu, Ha
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Sean, I just saw Lars von Trier's Melancholia, and it's got me worrying, what's going to happen to APUG, if another planet collides with Earth? Do we have a mirror on Mars?

    If anyone should be backed up on microfiche, it should be us.
     
  13. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,893
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hmm... I wonder if I could backup to a satellite? :D
     
  14. Sponsored Ad
  15. canuhead

    canuhead Member

    Messages:
    616
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Southern Ont
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    The Chinese are now in the space game so they might be able to put a data vault in space :wink:
     
  16. leicarfcam

    leicarfcam Member

    Messages:
    346
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Location:
    Fort Worth,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I wouldn't be surprised if they are looking for new hosting by now. I do hope they will be back up soon..
     
  17. nocounting

    nocounting Member

    Messages:
    5
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Shooter:
    35mm
    From the Service Level Agreement (SLA) language at Layered Tech:

    "Layered Tech is not responsible for the restoration of data to any server. If Hardware Failure and subsequent data loss occurs, Customer is responsible for data restoration. Layered Tech shall not be liable for loss of data under any circumstances. If a Hardware Failure causes a corrupted operating system, data files, or a damaged service configuration, Layered Tech will attempt to restore the system to its original state when reasonably possible."

    If that is true, then RFF has to have their own data backup/restore plan and process. Let's hope they do.
     
  18. Leigh Youdale

    Leigh Youdale Member

    Messages:
    232
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Location:
    Sydney, Aust
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    This - from someone with 2339 posts! Bit snarky, aren't we? :smile: There are ways to switch off and hide a lot of stuff that you don't want to see (including posts by certain people) and obviously the wide range of subjects must be of interest to some people. Actually I'm thinking of starting one devoted to photographic tie pins - there must be a lot of people out there who would like to debate, trade, boast about their collections. But RFF is down and I can't do that right now.

    Greg Hill tells me it's been down since last Wednesday. Depend upon it, there will be a flood of anguished and angry posts once it resumes, most of which will have little to do with photography.
     
  19. dct

    dct Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Shooter:
    35mm RF
    Agreed 1. They will write down their frustration. And a week later we will laugh about all the trouble. :laugh:

    Agreed 2. Apart from the personal minded discussions, it is still my best fundus of deep technical knowledge for the most exotic RF questions.
     
  20. lxdude

    lxdude Member

    Messages:
    6,921
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Location:
    Redlands, So
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I think one on all the different aftermarket lens caps is a more pressing need.
     
  21. Dawes71

    Dawes71 Member

    Messages:
    17
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Location:
    Aberdeen, Sc
    Shooter:
    35mm RF
    On a positive note (for me at least) having RFF down has lead me to rediscover APUG, it's not half bad y'know! :tongue:
     
  22. EddieMurphy

    EddieMurphy Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Shooter:
    35mm
    RFF'er checking in. I could never remember my original RFF password though, so I never logged into that site...just kept browsing the classifieds, and reading through threads most of the time. When its back up, I guess I have no reason not to make a new account.

    This seems to be a nicely setup forum too!
     
  23. AKITADOG

    AKITADOG Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Shooter:
    Med. Format RF
    RRF should be up later today or tomorrow. Waiting for parts.

    RRF should be up later today or tomorrow. Waiting for parts.

    Akitadog

    :smile:
     
  24. EddieMurphy

    EddieMurphy Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Shooter:
    35mm
    nice!
     
  25. nocounting

    nocounting Member

    Messages:
    5
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Shooter:
    35mm
    "Waiting for parts" and assuming it "should be up later today or tomorrow" is wishful thinking. It's not typically how IT works in a disaster recovery mode, especially when there is only "best effort" offered by the hosting service.

    It's been down for a week, what's the rush. I say give them another week, as a target.
     
  26. Leigh Youdale

    Leigh Youdale Member

    Messages:
    232
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Location:
    Sydney, Aust
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    "waiting for parts"???????? Sounds like your average Mexican motor mechanic's excuses!