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Short Publishing Outage on Portland Indymedia

ISP problems caused a 2 hour publishing outage for portland indymedia.
Problems with an ISP network caused the problems publishing that were experienced during the past 2 hours. We have done our best to insulate ourselves from ISP problems but some solutions are still in the future. This is unfortunate because it is the second outage in only a couple days, and we do not wish the site to be unreliable. Since our transition to new equipment and a new design, problems have been minimal and infrequent. I suppose the occasional problem can be a good thing to keep people on their toes, and to motivate people to continue working toward better solutions to difficult problems (such as how to cheaply provide highly available, scalable, fast, robust web services). We once again apologize for the inconvenience.