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Patch Tuesday and Service Maintenance.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Patch Tuesday is coming!

    There are patches to be installed on most hosting systems this coming Tuesday (06/12/16) and this will result in short periods of website downtime while this is occurring.

     

    Patching was a success!

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Patch Tuesday is coming!

    There are patches to be installed on most hosting systems this coming Tuesday (07/02/17) and this may result in short periods of website or other services downtime while this is occurring.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    It's Patch Tuesday again!

    A number of servers will be patched this evening at around 10Pm, and this and this may result in short periods of website or other services downtime while this is occurring.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Today is patch Tuesday, so - as always- there may be some small downtime as our hosting servers and systems are patched, beginning 10Pm this evening.

     

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Today is patch Tuesday, so - as always- there may be some small downtime as our hosting servers and systems are patched, beginning 10Pm this evening.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    It’s patch Tuesday for Hosting!

    There may be a little downtime when servers reboot after 10PM

    This patch Tuesday, we are also updating some Crypto extensions on web servers.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hello Everyone. 

    It's patch Tuesday!

    Today we will be updating the secondary DNS server's OS.  there is no expected service impact so this is just a hazard warning.  Additionally, next Tuesday we will be upgrading the primary DNS server and following this there should be some additional (frequently requested!) domains features enabled!

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Tomorrow It's Patch Tuesday!

    Tomorrow we will be updating the Primary DNS server's OS.  Name resolution will be unaffected, but DNS changes will frozen for a short while during the upgrades.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hello Everyone.  it's Patch Tuesday again.  Some OS patches to run through so there may be a little downtime on a few services while the systems reboot.

     

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hello Everyone.

    It's that time again, tomorrow is Patch Tuesday.  This month we will also be extending the disk on the server CANNONBALL, and this will result in a little extra downtime on that machine.  Most servers will also be rebooting, and as always we will endeavor to keep downtime to a minimum.

    Also please allow the Enlighten hosting team to wish you and yours a fantastic Christmas break, and remind you that from December 20 to January 5, our offices will be closed.

     

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hello!

    Although this isn't a normal patch Tuesday, we have a patch we would like to urgently apply to our DNS servers.  This will occur after 10PM this evening. There's no expected service downtime as the DNS servers are deployed redundantly.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    It's patch Tuesday!

    The usual patches this month, which will require a reboot on most servers so expect a few moments downtime on most services.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hello everyone.

    Next Tuesday (March 3) around 10PM will be when we do our yearly update on the Enlighten Hosting mail server security certificates.  It generally goes very smoothly, but a small number of clients may receive certificate related errors after the change.  Usually 'accepting' the new certificate is enough to resolve any problems, but please contact us if issues persist.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hello Everyone.  It's Patch Tuesday again, and we will be applying the regular set of patches to our systems.  As always, you may expect short periods of downtime as systems restart.

     

     

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hi,

    This is a notification that upcoming patch Tuesday (August 10) we will be updating the Operating System on our main hosted email server.
    This will begin around 10PM (NZ time).
    This is a major update and may result in up to a few hours of downtime for email services that use the mail.enlightenhosting.com server during the night.

    Note that this impacts services that make use of the mail.enlightenhosting.com server,  If you have email (including web or relay services) that does use this server, they may fail or be delayed during this period.

    Additionally,
    The following Patch Tuesday (September 14), we will likely be updating the actual mail software though the planning for this is not yet complete.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Scheduled Server upgrade: Email

    This week on Patch Tuesday (Tuesday 21 September, from 10PM), we are applying software upgrades to the primary hosted email server - Mail.enlightenhosting.com
    This means the server may be offline for some time, and there may be some minor issues after patching that need to be addressed.

    It also means that the look and feel of the server may change, especially the webmail, which is receiving some significant changes and improvements.
    I would like to thank you for choosing Enlighten Hosting for your email hosting, and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

    You may receive real-time progress updates on our Maintenance Blog, found here: https://support.enlightenhosting.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000686846-Enlighten-Hosted-Services-Planned-Outages-and-Events

    Thank you!

    Raymond from Enlighten Hosting.

     

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hello.  An intermediate certificate used by Let's encrypt has expired this morning, and this means that some sites, from some browsers will be showing certificate errors.  We are working on a fix and there may be a short period of downtime while we address this on our webservers.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Lets encrypt issue resolved.

    Thanks for your patience.

     

    Raymond.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hi.  Due to various circumstances, we missed patch Tuesday last week, so we will be catching up this week!  Systems will be patched from 10PM tomorrow (Tuesday 21/02/2023) evening, and there may be some outages while this is happening.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Next week on Tuesday, 9 May during "Patch Tuesday" we will be replacing the clustered firewalls we have in place in the  Datacenter with newer, faster, more secure models.  This process will start around 10PM, and there will be some downtime for ALL services provided by Enlighten Hosting when we do this. We expect downtime will be a few moments, but it's possible that it could extend depending on circumstances.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    We were forced to cancel the firewall deployment due to weather so we have  deferred to next week on Tuesday, 16 for replacing the clustered firewalls.

     

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Hello, We've had reports from clients that more and more spam email is making it though to our mail servers.  We have therefore decided to increase the strictness for identifying messages as spam.  We never delete mail, but will more easily mark mail with the [spam] subject line modifier.  We will do this using Razor2, SURBL and more strict SPF checking, added in a phased approach over the next few weeks, with some monitoring of the impacts.  This starts with SPF today.   SPF identifies the server from which an email originates, and verifies that it is valid, we already mark mail with a hard fail, but the SOFTFAIL level (no SPF, or a SPF that does not explicitly approve the server's server) will from today give a much higher spam score.

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  • Raymond van Driel

    Great news!

    We will be upgrading our hosted email servers to the latest major release this evening. This is to improve security and will also add new features and functions. The look and feel of webmail may change slightly and we encourage you to explore the new features once they are live.


    During "Patch Tuesday" (Starting 10PM, 12 March) there will be some downtime of our email services, and some email may be delayed.

    Thanks so much for your understanding, and we hope you love the new changes!

    If you have any questions about this, reply to this email or contact us via https://support.enlightenhosting.com/



    Thanks!

    Raymond.

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