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  • From: Jeff Taylor <shdwdrgn AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] *** SPAM *** Re: OpenNIC Tier 2 servers fall
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 00:24:00 -0700
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Sorry for the late reply, but I can explain what happened.  Basically we had an issue with the LDAP servers awhile back which was causing a number of servers to be marked as offline incorrectly.  So what I did was shut down the code that auto-removed servers for being offline.  So all of the servers were continuously tested even though they were failing to respond.

The a few weeks ago I re-enabled the auto-removal code to clean up all the servers that were still failing to respond.  There was a huge drop in the list of active servers, but the ones that were removed simply weren't responding to any queries.

If for some reason one of your servers were removed when they should still be active, let me know.  They should still be listed under that "X" group and I can restore them from there, or tell you what aspect is failing the testing and caused your server to be dropped.

On 11/19/21 21:10, Tim C wrote:
I'm not an an OpenNic admin, so I am just surmising.
Stats when logged into

Aprv: 1
Ok: 10
Err: 4
Dis: 22
Rm: 23
X: 217
Total: 60

Entirely possible something is going wrong on the opennic side.
This tweaked my interest so I did a quick audit of every IP in the "Deleted" list. 17 of the 217 are (currently) working

When investigating the "X" (deleted) set of servers: 117 of them all show "No longer listed since Oct 12, 22:50 UTC (5 weeks, 3 days)".
with 122 having the same added date: "2021-Sep-09"

So something probably happened in Oct.

On 11/19/21 00:21, Lennart Seitz wrote:
Hi Tim,

I’m also interested why server been removed and can assure you that at
least mine were running the entire time (e.g. no 48 hours downtime in a
row), also the amount of servers seem unreasonable high for this kind of

The list had similar problems in the past, maybe the webserverlist
itself was offline and falsely diagnosed T2 as offline?


On 17.11.2021 22:58, Tim C wrote:
On 17/11/21 04:08, Echedey Lopez Romero wrote:
Good afternoon.

I already asked this in the IRC group at Libera.Chat and told me to ask
here instead.

So, I have seen in the last months how several OpenNIC Tier 2 servers
get removed from the list. What is happening?

 From memory, a fair amount of them were just down. As it is up to the
community to keep them running.

After 48 hours of being "down" they are moved to a pending deletion
status. Which is what is shown at the bottom of:


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