Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Second Life Offline for Database Maintenance or Update

In our continuing effort to improve your Second Life experience, we have taken Second Life temporarily offline for maintenance. This may also effect portions of our website. We are working to re-open our doors as quickly as possible and we appreciate your continued patience. For more details and further information on our system status, please visit our official blog at: blog.secondlife.com.

Second Life Logins Temporarily Disabled

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 at 10:30 AM PDT by: rheyalinden

[11:04 AM PDT on 07/31/2007]

Second Life is now accepting logins. One of our central database servers suffered a failure (an unfortunately common theme of late). Our Operations team began a recovery on the server almost immediately and things have returned to normal. As the cause of the failure is still unknown, we will continue to investigate. It is possible that more work, including grid downtime, will be necessary to completely correct the problems. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

[10:35 AM on 07/31/2007]

Logins to Second Life are temporarily disabled at this time to fix several issues. More information will be available as we have it. Thank you.

[10:28 AM on 07/31/2007]

At the present time there are issues when attempting to log into Second Life. The Server Team is currently working on a resolution. More information will be available as we receive it. Thank you for your patience.


Hmmm... okie dokie pokie. :) Hurry back!

Here's an interesting read:

As Linden Lab Remains Silent, Rumors Abound Over Grid Meltdown - UPDATE


Jungle Jewell said...

Do you think SL being down is related to financial panic? I've hardly been on at all this week, because *if* I'm able to get in, I couldn't do much 8^(

♥ JellyBean ♥ said...

I don't think so. I heard that it was a grid attack, on one of the blogs I follow. I believe it was on Osprey Therian's blog. If I can find the link, I'll post it for you.

♥ JellyBean ♥ said...

From her blog (http://www.atomic-raygun.com/)
Grid Attack *sigh*

Tateru Nino:
"Well, the issues with the grid are now quite clear. The Patriotic Nigras* (or someone claiming to be them - honestly, it's all so childish that it's hard to tell - most griefer groups spend more time wailing** on each-other than anything else***) have used a form of a privilege escalation exploit on a number of objects around the grid to overload the communications systems."

Prokofy Neva:
"The first sign of trouble was hundreds of offline IMs, seeming from the following people: Urizenus Sklar, Maldavius Figtree, Mia Linden, Phillip Linden, Frontier Linden. That suggests Uri could be ranting at me or the Herald drahma -- so I log on in a hurry, checking the location of the IM. Sure enough, it's not Uri at all, and of course it's not Frontier or "Phillip" Linden either, who spells his name with one "l". The messages are like this: ATTENTION: THE GRID IS UNDER ATTACK, THE PN HAS CLOSED THIS POOL. ALSO COCKS."

*PNs are a racist griefer group.
**waling not wailing
*** They do?