ISOHUNT problems

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#1

now this totally sucks i use them to do my searching for certain files
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Update, Jan. 16, 2007
Lawyers from our primary ISP decided to pull our plug without any advance notice, as of 14:45 PST. No doubt related to our lawsuit brought by the MPAA, but we don’t have more information at this time until people responsible comes to work tomorrow. We will be back in operation once we sort out this mess with our current ISP, or we get new hardware ready at our new ISP.

Sit back and enjoy the rest of the internet in the mean time, while it last. For your torrent searching needs, try Google for now by searching for “SEARCH TERMS ext:torrent”.

You can also come hang around our IRC channel (SSL on port +7000). We’ll update on this page and on IRC when we have more information.

If you wish to help us out financially, you can donate via Paypal from the button below. Due to prior dis-taste from certain individuals misusing legal funds for their own purposes however, this is not a legal defense fund. Your donations will be used for the operational costs of our servers and development of our websites. You have our sincere thanks.

Update, Jan. 17
FYI, since this is a common topic, no, moving servers to Sweden or Sealand isn’t going to help. I have no intention of hiding our servers (not that I have anything against Sweden, I love IKEA). BitTorrent was created for distribution of any large media file, and we stand by that ideal as a search engine and aggregator. Our current ISP is in the US. Our new ISP is in Canada, where this temporary page is being served. Depending on whether we get our servers back in the US, we will be back in full operation sooner or later.

07:40 PST - SecretSquirrel
So after screwing around with our gigabit switch for a few hours, I’ve given up on one particular task and I’m moving on, hopefully we’ll have our data back today, because if we do, we should be at least halfway back up by friday. If we don’t get our data back from our previous provider, it may take a little longer to come back live again, but we are working on it, so be patient. :slight_smile:

12:45 PST - IH
We are moving house. If the tubes run smoothly, we expect to be back in full swing tomorrow.


#2

try here


#3

ty


#4

Update, Jan. 18
13:26 PST - SecretSquirrel
We’ve got our data in Canada, we’re working on bringing the site back online. Hopefully we’ll be done Real Soon Now.

22:02 PST - IH
Had to fight with hardware quirks, like on our shiny Raid array in the new database. It’s screaming fast now, just the software remains to be setup across the cluster.
To those that asked, this move is a large upgrade in hardware, bandwidth and re-doing our infrastructure better based on past mistakes. So it’s taking longer than just throwing up servers would have. Tomorrow is most likely when we will restore all services.

:cool: :cool:


#5

Lolololol :slight_smile:

I’m curious when the MPAA/RIAA and other assorted organisations will realise that if they significantly lower the price of their products, people will stop redirecting their money towards ISP’s for faster internet connections to get copyright works for free, and start paying for the copyright products :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

never…that would make sense


#7

Update, Jan. 21

00:22 PST - IH

Ok, we ran into more snags (mainly with network hardware) than we anticipated, but we are getting real close now. I expect we can restore services by today.

I just got access to my email on isohunt.com, and there is a staggering number of them from Paypal. I checked, and since Jan. 17, we’ve received about $4000 in donations. That’s $1000/day. A testiment to how much you guys care about the services we provide, and especially meaningful to those of us working day and night setting up our new cluster (with hardware we have to beat into submission). Thank you.

:cool: :cool:


#8

Added

00:22 PST - IH

To give you an idea of the extent of this upgrade, we spent $40,000 on hardware alone. These are hand-picked server parts we assembled ourselves. Monthly bandwidth cost extra. Kudos, your money is being put to good use.

:cool: :cool:


#9

IsoHunt has returned.

:cool: :cool:


#10

wow…looks like they’re here to stay hehe :bow:


#11

Whoa. Isohunt plays for real.