From the "Deru dead?" thread in alt.primenet.recovery...
Paul Wylie writes, quoting broekemeier:
> > Anyone have any idea if Deru went out of business? My parents still
> > have them as an ISP and their email has been out for over a week.
> > Deru's not answering their phone and their voicemail is fill.
> It sure looks bad, but parts of the company are still up: www.deru.com
> is down,
It's actually up, just not reachable via L3. Hard to say why,
though. I don't know how their LAN is/was configured.
> but support.deru.net is up. In addition, the MX records for
> deru.net (para.deru.net--22.214.171.124) and deru.com (mail.deru.com--
> 126.96.36.199) are both up, and you can telnet to them on port 25.
A couple weeks or so ago their Level 3 (backup) connection quit
working. I could still reach them via Puregig/Highwinds (their
main upstream provider).
So, I sent them a note, and got this response -
| : host mail.deru.com[188.8.131.52] said:
| 451 Temporary local problem - please try later (in reply to RCPT TO command)
But, after five days, my MTA gave up.
I have a (comped) shell account there, that I use to work on the
Linux version of my version of the tin newsreader. Looking at who
has logged in when, I see the last time Eric Kearney (Darin Wayrynen's
partner or at least number two guy - Deru is Darin's ISP) logged in
was Wed Jul 25 14:06 - 18:08. I used to see him there pretty much
Anyway, then Deru's name resolvers went missing. Not a big deal
for me, as I use IP addresses in my scripts. The shell host has
stayed up, and is still up right now -
23:41:32 up 315 days, 5:11, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Both users are me.....
Then -- just a few days ago their L3 connection came back up, and
so did their DNS resolvers. And, mail to them is at least getting
delivered. I sent another note to support, and got an automatic
response with a ticket number. But, after more than a day now,
nothing further. I can no longer log in to their trouble ticket
system, nor, for that matter, their news server. I haven't used
mail there in about ten years, and am not even sure where it lives
now (I think they moved it off the shell host about 8 years ago).
So -- this is still quite a mystery to me. I am now doing daily
off site backups just to be sure.....
Looking at Darin's web site - »Wayrynen.US
- I see this note
at the top of the page [sic] -
| Darin Wayrynen & Eric Kearney closed Deru Communications Aug. 31, 2012
| without notice nor further assiatance to any customers. Yes, Aug 31.2012
I rather doubt Darin put it there - but, someone certainly did. Heh.
I will definitely miss them if they are gone - they are good people,
and the services they provided were quite good, too. If/when I find
out what's up, I'll post another note here.......