Various settings have been changed that should allow the servers to communicate with each other far more quickly and efficiently, resulting in fewer errors and reduced lag. The difference should be significant. If there are any problems, please report them at once. Thanks.

This has now been tested by a number of users and all is functioning as expected.

Although existing groups are still listed, groups can no longer be created or activated since the upgrade to OpenSim 0.6.9 (post fixes). There appears to be an incompatibility with the XmlRpc Module. This turns out to be may not be fixable soon but, since Ocean Grid has few residents, this is not a high priority at present.

It seems as though the solution is to do with authentication and can be found here, posted by Michael Cortez.

This has been changed in the Ocean Grid setup and confirmation will be posted here on confirmation of the fix and testing confirms that the issue is resolved.

The long-standing problem with group chat is resolved so long as members in ALL roles are set as visible by the group owner or administrator. Otherwise the group chat simply won't work. This is a known bug with the XmlRpcGroups module.

The latest version 0.6.9 of OpenSim is now available, as reported here. The software can be downloaded from the Open Simulator website as usual.

The grid has been upgraded to OpenSim 0.6.9 (post fixes). As a result, hypergrid now works again, using the new security protocols included in this version. Remember it depends on several servers that may be far from each other and so, if it doesn't work a few times, don't be surprised.

Hypergrid connections to other grids are not currently authenticating. The grids in question are using the current and/or pre-release versions of OpenSim 0.6.9, which may incorporates new security code. Ocean Grid has not changed its setup, so it is difficult to see otherwise why this has suddenly stopped working and will need to upgrade to 0.6.9 to restore hypergrid functionality.