Arg! Server moved without notice


#1

I just spent 15 minutes trying to figure out why I couldn’t SSH into my account anymore only to realize that they had moved my account to a different server without notifying me.

How annoying. Do they do this often?


#2

No, but what was the problem with your SSH connection? Other than the key changing, which generally pops up a warning, SSH should still work pretty well.

-Scott


#3

Always use yourdomain.com address to initiate a connection, rather than server.dreamhost.com

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#4

umm, for me my domain resolves to a different machine than the machine I’m assigned to. This may work for private servers, but can you really ssh into apache2-argon.zack.dreamhost.com (which is what my domain resolves to) when your assigned server is zack.dreamhost.com?


#5

Use yourdomain.com, not a specific machine name.

example:

website is http://somedomain.net

SSH host -> somedomain.net

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