Where the hell was EliteForceFiles.com?

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Published by Pro-Filer 20 years ago , last updated 3 years ago
Hey Folks, Man, you've all noticed it, EliteForceFiles.com, SoFFiles.com, SoFModCentral.com, EFModCentral.com, SoFClans.com and it's subdomains, and a few other sites have been down for almost 28 hours. First off, I would like to apologize for all this, it really sucks for all of you and all of us. Let me explain what the situation is: A lot of you have sent complaints about the FTP and HTTP server being so slow a few days ago. This turned out to be caused by a buggy network card. (so we thought) And yesterday around 14.00 hours CET +1 the network card stopped functioning (well, it just broke down...). At least, that's what we thought... however, it just turns out to be a huge problem in the network operator (something like AOL, Bell atlantic, etc, but only than a smaller one in europe). Their entire network has a lot of so-called "collisions" I dunno what the hell these are but it's bad and the server switch thought "This is getting to dangerous, i'm shutting off" Causing the entire network to go down and become unreachable... So, as you see our http:// is back up again, however FTP is NOT up yet! Since FTP deals with way more data packages than normal http this is shut off on purpose. It works, but it can cause the entire network to go down again... So for security reasons, no ftp just yet. This means the site manager can't upload screenshots, nor files to our main server, you will be able to download from our 2 mirror servers (UK and USA). We ask you please to be patient untill we can resume our normal "service" which would hopefully be very very soon (I'm sure before the end of this week)! We will have a certain moment where we enable the FTP so we can upload files and screenshots and any fixes to the sites so we can kinda keep it up to date. Best Regards, - Jos Jongejan
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