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Global Volcanism Program website news 24 October 2009

Posted by admin in volcanoes.

The good news is that the Global Volcanism Program website seems to have recovered from its recent problems this morning.

The Smithsonian Institution circulated an e-mail early this morning via the VOLCANO listserv regarding the recent downtime at the Global Volcanism Program website, saying that the GVP’s computer team has been working hard to fix the problem and ‘should have the site up and running normally early next week’ – although they seem to be doing better than that. In the meantime, two approaches to dealing with the problem are suggested. To quote directly from the message:

1. We found that clearing our browser’s cache (on the Internet Explorer this is found under Tools, Options, then deleting Browsing History, which will clear away previous history) and then rebooting enabled us to log onto the usual site (http://www.volcano.si.edu)

2. ‘The volcano blog’ [yes, that’s us] posted this address, which seems to work: http://rathbun2.si.edu/

Well, as noted above, the GVP website seems to be working fine again now (without any cache-clearing or rebooting required) at its usual address of volcano.si.edu. The rathbun2.si.edu backup address posted here yesterday also appears to be fully functional.

A vote of thanks to the website team at the Global Volcanism Program, who have clearly been working very hard to get everything up and running again after this very serious breakdown.

The Volcanism Blog