Server Issues Resolved
Please note that this is less of an announcement than it is a hope to be right. ;)
The first machine to go down last night housed servers D/J/P/V. As I've stated elsewhere, when a machine goes down, it takes down four servers. Those servers house accounts, membrships, and Rings. thus, if your ID is saved on a server that is down (such as "wrug", which is on V), it's not possible to log in. Since the server is not responding, the system returns an erroneous message that the ID does not exist. Attempts to load Rings will result in a timeout message.
Shortly after communicating about that machine, I discovered that the F/L/R/X machine had also taken a powder. (This resulted in the Help Forum and Managers Forum being inaccessible.) By then, it was too late to communicate the problem as I had lost direct contact with Tim (who is in San Diego and unintentionally breaking the machines LOL).
At this point, I THINK the servers in question are all working. If I find out otherwise, I'll send smoke signals to the west coast! ;)