I’d like to take the time to apologize for the downtime that occurred around 12:00 AM this morning. This downtime lasted a few hours and effected both Wulf Howl and HowlNET. The downtime was due to an attempted attack against us, which our server host has documented here. This attack knocked us, and other people using the same hosting provider offline for several hours. All services have been restored and are running smoothly. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been contacted to investigate the matter. I hope you all continue to enjoy Wulf Howl! ~Shiro
Due to the instability we have been experiencing lately, we decided to move Wulf Howl’s primary server to a different hosting provider. The move took place between September 17th and September 18th of 2012. It should now be complete, and all services have been migrated to our new server. We apologize if there was any downtime you experienced during the move. All in all, Wulf Howl should load faster, and have less problems!
The gist of it…
Due to the excessive amounts of downtime, server restarts, and general slowness that has been tormenting us all for the last few months, Wulf Howl & HowlNET have changed hosting providers. For those who care, System In Place (our original provider) was bought out by Enzu recently - and ever since the quality of service delivered to Wulf Howl, and in turn, to our users, has been a lot lower. Therefore, we decided to switch hosting providers to Amazon EC2. The server hosted at Enzu (Velma) will continue to function as an auxiliary IRC server, while Scooby will be our primary server.
Read more on c.wulfhowl.com :)
After a long hiatus due to June 28th Server Failure, The HowlNET Internet Relay Chat Network is back online!
HowlNET is an Internet Relay Chat Network for otherkin, therianthropes, and vampires. Although the purpose of the network is for otherkin, it is open to all users ages thirteen or over.
Additionally, all HowlNET related services have been added to our backup system to ensure similar downtime does not cause the network to be down in the future. Unfortunately, users will need to re-register their nicks and channels. This should be the last time people will need to re-register their nicks. I apologize greatly for the extended downtime, and hope to see you all online!
Wulf Howl is back online and is fully functional. We are still working on getting service restored to HowlNET, so hang tight! We may need to change the location of our monthly discussion if it’s not up by then.
Due to hardware failure, we’ll be down for a few days. Unfortunately, all data was lost. Never fear though, we will be restoring a backup from June 28th; unfortunately HowlNET stuff was not included in this backup - so we will need to start that back up from scratch.
Please bare with us while we get things working again.
All services on Wulf Howl and HowlNET have been restored. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Wulf Howl is currently down. Our host is preforming some server maintenance today. Unfortunately, such events are beyond our control. We should be back up at the end of the day. Thanks!
Due to a small server problem, HowlNET IRC has experienced some unexpected downtime over the last few days. Unfortunately, our staff was not made aware of this until recently. Wulf Howl was also effected, being down for less than 24 hours. (HowlNET has been down for a few days) The issue has been fixed, and all services on HowlNET have been restored.
Thank you for your patience, and we hope you continue to use HowlNET. Please visit http://www.howlnet.org for connection information.
We apologize greatly. We’re still trying to fix it back up. We have to reimage the entire server. Still, no data loss should occur. Please keep with us, this pains me as much as it pains all of you. WH is my pride and joy.
Wulf Howl went down around 2:00 PM EST, greeting users with a wonderful message:
500 Internal Server Error.
The issue is related to our webserver software (lighttpd). We are conducting an emergency move to Apache, and we will be back up by scheduled time for the eHowl.
Shiro & Hugo