[UPDATE 17 Nov 07, 4:40 a.m. PST]
The IP changes have been done. Some regions might still be down but will be brought back up by the Operations Team.
[UPDATE 16 Nov 07, 10:58 p.m. PST]
Now we’re seeing some real progress on this. It sounds like there’s still at least an hour’s worth of work to do. Edit: Corrected the timestamps on the last two entries.
[UPDATE 16 Nov 07, 9:40 p.m. PST]
The Ops Team is still on duty, and still sorting this stubborn issue out. We apologize to those residents who are still unable to enjoy the evening in their home regions.
[UPDATE 16 Nov 07, 5:00 p.m. PST]
Due to some unforeseen problems some regions are currently down. Some regions remain to be restarted, and will be down for an unknown length of time before we get everything restored this evening.
[UPDATE 16 Nov 07, 12:55 p.m. PST]
It turns out Operations needs to split this task up into smaller batches. Clusters of regions will be restarting throughout the day until the work is done.
Over the next hour or so, the Operations Team will be assigning new IP addresses to a number of our servers. This will cause approximately 2,000 regions in world to restart.
Each region will receive an advance warning. However, private estate owners affected by the restart will not be able to defer it through the Estate Tool. In addition, some regions may remain in restart for up to ten minutes.
We apologize for that inconvenience, but the restarts must complete within a short time in order to properly manage this effort.