I'm going to upgrade the hardware for Viking MUD soon, since we're being forced to convert to a rack-mountable server instead of the midi tower we're using now.
I have all the pieces necessary except for a battery backup for the RAID controller we'll be using.
The upgrade will result in a few hours downtime, but I don't really know when I can do this, so it's hard to give you a precise time.
I'll try to give a few hours warning at least.
The cycle of craches was due to code that triggered a crash condition in the MudOS driver. The offending code has been disabled, and the MUD is back online.
The MUD got into an endless reboot loop (with core dumps), which resulted in a disk full condition. Working on this...
The reboot was successful.
We're rebooting shortly for a OS kernel security upgrade.
Our colocation provider has alerted us that their electric power provider will fiddle about around 2008-04-04 00:00 - 01:00 UTC (that's VERY early on Friday). We may lose power if the power company doesn't do their job quickly.
Rats, that didn't work nearly as well as we had hoped. Back to MudOS, and let's pray that it works properly!
We're up and running - with the DGD version of the MUD - on port 2001. There were some compilation problems with the MudOS driver, and we're trying to see if this switch works now, or if we'll have to try harder with the old driver.
The OS upgrade went fine, BUT the MudOS driver didn't like the second OS upgrade in a decade. We've closed down FTP access temporarily, but the DGD testmud is running well on port 3001. More information will follow shortly.
We're upgrading the operating system today, with a reboot scheduled for 11:30 UTC. There may be some downtime.