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Latest revision as of 13:09, 11 May 2022

This page is for previous player updates on the Discworld MUD's status and discussion, comments are no longer up to date or official. Please wait for permission before deleting ANYTHING from the current Status page. If you are moving information from the current Status page to here, please use the horizontal line to separate incidents of downtime by the amount of time down, not by days alone - i.e, should the game be down from April 18 to the 21, then that is one block rather than four.

If there is scheduled maintenance the MUD status should show on this page: http://www.brist.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/dwstatus.html

To find or add information to recent incidents of inquiry on Discworld's downtime, please visit Status.

9th July Rollback - 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Mud Down 02:39, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Mud Up Zexium 18:30, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

I can't seem to connect to either the mud or the website. Is that happening for anybody else? Stjala 02:30, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

I'm getting it too; I'm pretty sure it's down. --Ilde 03:34, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Same, it went down on me about 3 hours ago. --Sulvor 03:35, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

OMG the disc has fallen off the great Atuin! --Tangathor 10:00pm, April 16th 2010 (PST)

The main webpage is back online currently, no idea on how long it'll stay that way. Edit: Game up, as well. --Helaena 06:24, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Seems down again now. It is just as the prophecy foretold. Once Drakkos has departeth from the land, at the timeth of the great eruption of ash, verily there shall be much downtime on the disc. --Rig 8pm Perth

Mud up. --Gunde 13:17, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Mud scheduled to be down at 20:00 UTC tonight, that is 3pm PDT, 4pm EDT, 9pm BST, 22:00 CEST and 6am in Sydney. Estimated downtime is 1-2 hours. --Gunde 18:47, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

The announcement:

Bulletin Boards: Announcements
Downtime later today
Note #10 by Tique at Mon Apr 19 16:25:21 2010 on board announcements

Tubul is having some hardware problems at the moment. We don't expect this to affect the MUD's performance for now, but as it affects other parts of the system, this might not remain the case.

There will be downtime later today of an hour or two at approx. 9pm UK time to allow a clean shutdown and some hardware shuffling. We apologise for the inconvenience!

Frazyl 21:10, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

The status web page mentioned above was not updated for this maintenance event!

Is it down again, or still down? I can't connect at all. Beezir 00:32, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Still Down Zexium 00:45, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Still Still Down Stjala 01:59, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Still (x3) down. -- Helaena 07:32, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Assuming that Sojan has real work to do today (Tuesday 20th April) and given that whatever problem prevented the mud rebooting last night was not resolved before he went to bed last night, I think it's reasonable to assume at this point that the MUD is unlikely to be back until sometime this evening (UK time) at the earliest. Zexium 09:45, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

MUD still down, though the website proudly proclaims "It Works!" Medders 14:48, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

- Also responding to SSH connections, with that and the default Apache page it looks like it might be a rebuild job Nhum 15:28, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

"Server: up. Maintenance: completed." Situation normal: all fucked up. -- Eucalypta 20 April 2010

Yes, I did say above that The status web page mentioned above was not updated for this maintenance event! Sojan didn't use the server status page for this maintenanace outage, so as he never switched it over to "server down for maintenance," the fact that it still says "server up" is meaningless! The fact the apache server is up suggests that at least some of the hardware is working, but I don't know if the apache server is on the same hardware as the mud these days. Zexium 17:19, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Just logged in. MUD IS UP Zexium 18:24, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Been unable to connect for 20 minutes, think it's down, unscheduled. Majir 14:13, 21 April 2010

Same here, mud is down. Tonyogrey 13:15, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Can't connect. MUD down. :( Wobble 1004211316z

Back UP Majir 14:00, 21 April 2010 (UTC)Majir 14:00, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Down? Unable to connect via zmud, or to discworld.atuin.net webpage. Helaena 03:04, 11 May 2010 (UTC) - EDIT: Now connected. Helaena 03:06, 11 May 2010 (UTC) Nope, got in and lagged out, can't get in now. :( *sobs with Ilde* Helaena 03:15, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

I can't connect to either. Nooooooooo! --Ilde 03:14, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Connected! And was apparently already playing, so I guess it wasn't a proper crash. :O --Ilde 03:23, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Judging by the lack of posts my guess is no - but is anyone else having issues connecting? The game dropped at about a quarter to 1 (est) for me, and I've been unable to get back in since. Helaena 06:24, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Can't connect either. The machine seems to be up, but the server doesn't respond. Thalic 09:10, 27 May 2010 (CEST)

Is it down? I can't connect to the MUD or the homepage. --Ilde 07:00, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

It's down for me too...again. Rumburak 07:27, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Still down (I'm getting twitchy, I have no life outside the disc) Thalic 09:25, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

O.K....up again. Uptime says since an hour. Rumburak 11:20, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm seeing the page say the server is up, but I can't seem to connect to the game/main website. (Also, should we maybe make another page for older status reports?) Helaena 03:03, 1 June 2010 (UTC) Edit: I went ahead and made Previous Status Information - maybe someone with more wikithority can decide when they want to clean up here and there (or else Status is going to be one very, very long page.) Helaena 03:21, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Recieving errors: 502 & 503. Could it be a capacity issue? --Gumpus 23:37, 31 May 2010 (EST)

2010-August-7 DNS lookup failing. If someone has the IP address please post it here.

Coyote 03:06, 7 August 2010 (UTC) coyote

Having the same issues - can't connect via the game with telnet/zmud/etc. Can't connect to the website. Moving old information here to Previous Status Information to avoid massive scrolling issues for others posting here.--Helaena 03:13, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

2010-August-7 I got the direct IP address from Pendrakes Site (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ian.avery2/)

Connect directly with mud client to IP Address: - Port: 4242

Coyote 03:18, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

2010-August-14 The MUD went down with only a minute's warning approximately ten minutes ago. When trying to log in I see the following:

  Your choice: Andschana
  A runtime error occurred.
  Please use the "bug" command to report it, describing what you tried to do when it happened.

--Gunde 12:32, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

It's now stopped runtiming and says that the mud is open to creators only Majir 12:38, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

The MUD came back approximately half an hour ago. --Gunde 13:31, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

If there is scheduled maintenance the MUD status should show on this page: http://www.brist.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/dwstatus.html

If you get dns lookup errors try using the MUD's IP address:

To find or add information to older incidents of inquiry on Discworld's downtime, please visit Previous Status Information.

Mud appears to be down; not responding to ping at ip address or DNS name, and the web site is also down. Gnash 21:43 EST, 28 August 2010

DNS appears to be back online now. --Chat 23:13, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

The website and mud will resolve properly if you put the ip in your host file: (See here)    discworld.atuin.net

To connect to the mud you can directly put the ip address in place of the name. --Frazyl 02:43, 29 August 2010 (UTC

Mud and website crashed and down Majir 11:39, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

MUD appears down, not responding to pings. Coyote 12:07, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Mud seems to be down again. Helaena 04:27, 5 September 2010 (UTC) Helaena

MUD is down and webserver is randomly returning service unavailable and bad gateway. Ptorgoth 00:06 CDT September 05 2010

Mud/server is down again. Helaena 00:58, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Online. Rehevkor 04:21, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Offline. ETA: And back up! --Ilde 19:27, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Offline, not accepting connections. Majir 19:54, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Online again. Majir 20:05, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Offline, not accepting connections. Majir 20:11, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

I try to mud for the first time in ages and bleh :( 20:21, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Back online. Majir 20:45, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Offline. Leyan 16:24, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Back Up @ 17:00 UK Time Zexium 17:00, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Appears to be non-responsive after connecting and no webserver response this morning Zexium 08:49, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Still unresponsive an hour later Fegreac 09:50, 5 January 2011 (UTC)Fegreac

Both MUD and homepage have remained unresponsive all day Panser 22:09, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

major problem with some network stuff at DW HQ. unfortunately am in austria until sat with limited net access. trying to fix remotely on phone with tique an others but is taking time. may not be possible until return to uk.


Okey dokey - thanks to a very permissive terminal in an internet cafe and a lot of help from Tique and a very expensive international data/call bill we should hopefully now be back. I have had to seriously hack around to make this work however as the network instability is still in the background so please bear that in mind as I will need to sort this mess out eventually when I get back


Sojan 13:46, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

We all appreciate your efforts here, Sojan. Rehevkor 14:57, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Homepage seems to work fine, but though connection to MUD is possible, it is unresponsive to any commands, even the attempt to log in is met with zero response.

Mirako 07:38, 6 January 2011 (MST)United States

yeah bit wierd that and we're not sure why it's happening yet. we are working on it.

Sojan 17:47, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

final update - unfortunately we have exhausted all our remote options. it's going to require hands on and that can't happen until sat. i fully expect to have restored service by saturday evening.

Sojan 23:40, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say "thanks" for all your remote efforts, even if they don't let us play the proper mud. At least we have a backup to socialise and chat on.

Cheers! Fegreac 06:47, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the efforts. Where can we socialise and chat???

Bilbo 16:27 7 January 2011

On server wodan.servebeer.com port 2424.

Frazyl 21:52, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Server State seems to be that of one week ago, anything that occurs on that server will not be carried over to the actual MUD once reopened.

Mirako 18:44, 7 January 2011 (MST)United States

Website is down again, could that mean repair has started?

EDIT: When it first went offline, the server would connect, and not display the webpage/MUD/any data. Now, it won't connect, indicating either that the website is indeed down for repair, or that it is suffering even more problems. (first option seems both more desirable and more likely).

Ladon 12:52, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

yes am home and working on it.

Sojan 14:54, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Best of luck, thank you for interrupting your trip on our account. ^_^-b

Mirako 08:09, 8 January 2011 (MST)United States

Good to hear, and indeed, thanks for the tireless work repairing and maintaining the MUD :)

Ladon 15:40, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Ok, it is all up and running again!

Sojan 19:00, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

The server and website have been down for far over 24 hours at this point. My withdrawal symptoms are getting pretty bad...I really hope Sojan or someone has been working on it!

Ouizardus 21:09, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

No, they haven't; whatever outage you're experiencing is specific to you, I'm afraid. --Chat 21:21, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
You were right, thank you for letting me know! All weekend without the Disc just because my ISP is dumb. Arg. --Ouizardus 16:20, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Has the Disc gone down in the past hour, or is my ISP being stupid again? Can someone please confirm?

Ouizardus 17:49, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Disc and website are both currently operational. --Chat 18:03, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks again, Chat. Ugh, traceroute (tracert) shows my requests are getting lost after hitting ge-4-1-113.subs.dsl1.kp-leeds.zen.net.uk []. I presume my ISP is working on it, but I can't help but wonder how they could fix such a routing issue. --Ouizardus 23:02, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Doing a traceroute also ends at and I can log into the mud, so I don't think that's the problem.
Did you try using the ip address to connect to the mud instead of the name? Put as the address and you can try either port 23 or 4242. Using the ip address would bypass dns problems while changing the port might help if the isp is messing around with port blocks or something. --Frazyl 19:18, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
I always use the IP address to connect, so it can't be DNS. I suspect something very odd is going on with my ISP. For example, right now, I'm connected to the MUD just fine, but tracert says that the route dies before it even leaves my city, let along gets to the UK! Also, I can't bring up the DW website...again, even though I am current connected to the MUD. *sigh* Why can't it just work? :-s --Ouizardus 22:57, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Well if the website doesn't work that does sound like a dns issue... You can try to add the line in your host file:   discworld.atuin.net
You can't just use the ip for the website because it doesn't find the virtual host or something.
Or maybe it's also something else that's just really weird! :( --Frazyl 02:50, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Offline? --Ilde 05:46, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

And back. --Ilde 05:53, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Seems the Disc is down and out. Maintance, or just some silly European routers breaking? --Xorphitus 23:19, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, hopefully this is the "4/13" work predicted in the recent 'advance warning' note. We can hope. Meanwhile we can do things like talk to our families or something. Maybe I'll do some laundry. Coyote 23:46, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I'm assuming this is the 13th April 00:00 / 06:00 ADSL line engineering work that we were warned about a week ago. --Zexium 23:48, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Anyone thought to note the ipv6 address for the mud? It was specified that that one would still work. --Frazyl 00:57, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Ok, dug up the goggle cache for Getting Started but it only shows a domain name which doesn't resolve on ipv6. --Frazyl 02:21, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

IPv6 address is discworld6.obsidian.org.uk _or_ 2a01:348:19e:2::2 if the DNS plays silly buggers, which it might. The line has been out for ever so slightly longer than they promised [they said 15 minutes, we have 6 hours ...] but as it stands theres nada I can do about that save complain to the ISP. 05:51, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Ah yes thanks with ipv6 by ip it works! Got to go sleep now though. --Frazyl 06:14, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

---------------------------------------==========]  Discworld  [===========---------------------------------------
-----------------------------------> There are three mudders on the Discworld. <----------------------------------
A'Tuin has been paddling through space for approximately 2 days and 19 hours.  He (or as it may be, she) has been
performing 0.03 cmds/s, 1388.81 comp lines/s.  This has taken 38.18% of his (or her) energy and 1873.96MB of his
(or her) mental capacity.  It is unknown when he (or she) will be taking his (or her) next rest.

Heh. Ok sleep now. --Frazyl 06:24, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

well it appears someone has FUBAR'd bigtime at the exchange as the voice line is dead too. As soon as I know anything I'll update here. In the meantime use IPv6 if you can at all - here is some getting started info


Sojan Sojan 06:27, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

I can't stand the tension, i've ironed, done the washing, booked the car service, filed and even read about IPv6...not that i can understand how to connect. Make it come back Cyclo220.244.72.228 07:03, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Using IPv6 isn't that hard, the easiest way is probably using teredo/miredo, which should be in w7 and windows vista enabled by default (there's a basic guide at http://pugio.net/2007/07/howto-enable-ipv6-the-teredo-w.html , you can check your ipv6 connection at https://test-ipv6.com/ and if it works, connect to discworld using 2a01:348:19e:2::2 address. Oza. 07:51, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
  • sigh* looks like we have a BT screwup - this could take a while. IPv6 is your friend!

Sojan 07:56, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Great, the test shows I am ipv6-compatible, but both my browser and mushlient refuse to resolve the odd looking ip-address. Seems I take a further break then and hope noone died and lost inventory during the extended lockout...--Xorphitus 08:06, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Your browser should [but the in browser client doesn't sadly] but mushclient doesn't support it as I understand. If you can bear naked telnet then putty is the way to go - I'm sure other clients support it as well.

To use the IPv6 address within most browsers you;d need to enclose it in square brackets, so


Be warned however that the webpages aren't really ipv6 friendly atm and will keep trying to direct you to the ipv4 address - to get to the boards you'd need to put in


Sojan 08:18, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Current News Item

Latest News Posted at Wed Apr 13 Title: line instability

as a result of the changes that caused the outage there may be a period of instability as the DSL lie has been migrated to BT 21CN and as such it;s going through a retraining phase to work out it;s new noise margins.

As a result expect some disconnections over the next 24-72 hours whilst it sorts itself out. Sadly there is little that can fix this save using ipv6. I shall get some guides up on that as soon as I am able.

End of Line


Coyote 11:15, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Finally my browser understands ipv6 and I can read the boards, so I thought I could get the MUD connection via the flashclient. It loads but cannot resolve the ip of the MUD as well :-( That would have been neat! Don't know if that would be a near usage to enable the flash player to run under ipv6 --Xorphitus 13:57, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Connecting by IPv6 to the mud or website is not working at the moment. Time to dust off ye olde IPv4. --Frazyl 08:00, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Urm, is DW down? -Inruth

Think so. :( -Daf

I was connected but it stopped responding. Now various attempts to connect show "Network error: Connection timed out" and "Network error: Unknown error" both on IPv6 and IPv4... I hope the mud crashed and is not keeping my fruitbat hungrier until it flies off. --Frazyl 00:44, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

I was connected over ipv6, seeing very similar issues to those I experienced on ipv4 earlier, then it just stopped completely. --Zexium 01:11, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

When will this come to an end =( or is there anyway we could connect

The Discworld appears inoperative. - Cyrus

Both IPv6 and IPv4 are unresponsive. I can't even resolve discworld6.obsidian.org.uk... --Liane 06:23, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

im sad - ekin - 03:00 22 April (est)

unnrelated problem I'm afraid folks. something locally took out both internet connections but it's sorted now.


Down again --Liane 09:55, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Is it just my connection that's bouncing? - Jolande 09:54, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

No it's everyone - it's always worth readong the news announcements on the mud. The adslmax 10 day period comes to an end tonight so hopefully it will go away. If not there is a certain ISP helpdesk that is going to be suffering.

The problem last night was caused by an experimental modem firmware that caused the entire router to stop forwarding traffic - I have, of course, backed that out.

Sojan 10:19, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm now doing fault finding - the muds connection on both ipv4 and ipv6 will be extremely unstable until 5pm.

Sojan 13:03, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the info, Sojan. --Liane 13:18, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

I suspect BT are doing their investigation/repairs right now since the line is hard down [not that they've told me this btw, just that this is the time window they said they would come visit me in].

I'll let you know when they're done [once again assuming they tell me!]

Sojan 07:25, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

BT are now reporting problem solved - the line certainly seems a lot cleaner but I need to let it run for a while to be sure. I also need to recable it in to the internal cabling at some point today so there may still be an up and down or two today but then we're done hopefully.

Sojan 09:17, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Wodan says: Sojan, look out for that wire....

That is a nice line :)

--Mayhem 04:32, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

  1. Is the disc down or just my connection? Mayhem 08:15, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
  2. Down for me too. :( Kawakisan 09:20, 21 October 2011 (BST)
  3. Me too! For the last 40 minutes or so. Kalexys 08:23, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
  4. Yeah, it's gone... This reminds me of that time it went down and we lost 10 days... --Xola 08:26, 21 October 2011 (UTC)


National ISP fault - may happen some more but out of my hands.

Sojan 09:22, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

for now disctemp.starturtle.net port 4242 will work

Did A'tuin crash? I can connect on both IPv4/IPv6 occasionally but there's no data flowing. --Liane, 10:12, January 2, 2012 (UTC)

  1. Never mind, it seems to be back now :) --Liane

Around 19:45 GMT -5 on 2012/01/28
Trilogy We will be rebooting into cre mode for an undetermined time (depending on how big the resulting mess is) to do some Fiddling after this shutdown. Hopefully just 20 mins or so. Go get some Vit B, or go potty.. you know you want to! :)
Presto tells everyone she made me do it. :(
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Evewyfing ith fine! Weawwy!

I can't seem to connect to the mud, the server does not answer and the connection times out. The mud website also fails to respond. --Frazyl (talk) 01:13, 3 November 2016 (EDT)

Still seems to be down (even connecting from the UK), 8 hours later! Quow (talk) 06:35, 3 November 2016 (EDT)

Same here. :( Jeanie (talk) 12:54, 3 November 2016 (EDT)

People are posting about the disappearance of the mud there: https://www.reddit.com/r/discworldmud/comments/5aurgl/sanity_check_is_the_mud_down_for_everyone/ --Frazyl (talk) 14:11, 3 November 2016 (EDT)

It's back down. Vashti (talk) 15:06, 4 November 2016 (EDT)

And it's back up once again. Rigrig (talk) 14:21, 5 November 2016 (EDT)