The CAcert OCSP and CRL services are temporarily unavailable due to a problem with our firewall, which cannot be fixed remotely. Therefore a site visit has been planned to remedy the problem.
The problem started on May 4 around 8:20 CEST, and will hopefully be fixed by May 6 around 15:30 CEST.
The move of all existing CAcert servers to a new smaller rack at the current hosting centre has completed, mostly successful, on December 12 at 23:00 UTC. All main services are available again now, but we still have some smaller problems to sort out, mostly due to the switch-over to a new much more compact firewall with a completely new architecture.
So please bear with us while we iron out the remaining problems, and feel free to report any issues you are still encountering.
Please join me in expressing thanks to the team that worked very hard over four hours after an already stressful day to get this major job completed: Stefan Kooman, Mendel Mobach, Martin Simons.
On December 12 2013, we are planning to move all existing CAcert servers to a new smaller rack in the current hosting centre. In this new rack we will also have a new much more compact firewall installed, and a new energy-efficient infrastructure server.
All good news, but the downside is that all CAcert servers and services will be unavailable for a couple of hours. This outage will take place between 18:00 and 23:00 UTC on December 12, and of course we are striving to keep this downtime as short as possible,
In any case, critical services will be working again on leaving the hosting center, but in the case of unexpected complications, it is possible that non-critical services may only be restored the next day.
See also https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-sysadm/2013-12/msg00000.html for further details. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this major but necessary operation.
Due to maintance service there will be a short internet connection downtime for ALL CAcert internet services for about 5 min during the given time period. (see https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-sysadm/2013-11/msg00003.html)
We appologize for any inconvience.
The CAcert main webserver will be unavailable for about one hour on Wednesday November 23, 2011, starting at 10:00 UTC. A database update is scheduled to take place on that day between 10:00 UTC and 11:00 UTC. If you are interested in the technical details, please check https://bugs.cacert.org/view.php?id=976.
We expect that the update will be completed within one hour. During the update the website cannot be accessed, and no certificates can be issued or revoked. Other CAcert services (CRL, OCSP, mailing lists, wiki etc) will remain available as usual.
We have scheduled to perform a system software upgrade of the CAcert webserver on Wednesday December 29 2010, starting at 10:00 CET. The upgrade will last at most until 13:00 CET, but we are aiming to complete well before that time. During the upgrade, the CAcert webserver will be unavailable for all users, and no certificates can be signed or revoked. All other CAcert servers will remain up and running though (including OCSP and CRL services).
Wytze van der Raay
team leader CAcert ciritical system administrators
Wytze reports on a planned outage for CAcert main systems, as the systems are moved from one rack to another:
“The move has been scheduled for Tuesday June 15, starting at 10:00 CEST, and hopefully ending before 18:00 CEST.
During a significant part of that period, all systems will be down. We will take care of providing a backup during the outage for ocsp.cacert.org (to avoid inconveniencing browser users which have OCSP enabled for CAcert, as they should!), and a placeholder for www.cacert.org which report the downtime and the reason for it.”