Brief scheduled maintenance Friday, September 24 (completed)

Between 11:00 PM and 11:30 PM Pacific time this Friday, September 24, some of our hosting servers will be restarted. As a result, some customers will find that Web site service and the ability to read incoming e-mail will be unavailable for approximately five minutes at some point during this maintenance “window”.

No e-mail will be lost, of course; incoming mail on those servers will just be slightly delayed.

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes. This maintenance is necessary to install an updated Linux “kernel” on some servers with a particular hardware configuration for security reasons.

Update: The maintenance was completed with less than four minutes “downtime” per server, and all our servers are now protected against the rather nasty CVE-2010-3081 security bug.