Sorry for the downtime

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Sorry for the downtime

Postby Jeroen » 2005-05-19 18:18

From 10:16 to 16:48 UTC forums.debian.net was down, due to a subsecond power outage bringing a switch into inconsistent state... since I was away, I couldn't power-cycle the switch until I came home again.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Postby labrador » 2005-05-26 02:19

So this forum is running in someone's basement?

Huh. I could do that.

If this forum goes from 800 users to 80000 users
are you ready? People are trying to get others to
come here, but if there is no plan to scale it up,
I don't know if it will be functional. Just look at
how the Gentoo forums grew.
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Postby Jeroen » 2005-05-26 08:07

If this forum catches on, it'll most likely move to some .debian.org server. Services start being hosted there usually after they've proven to be really in demand, that's why I stated this as such.

Fwiw, I am in a position to cater for better hosting, and internet connection is better than most .debian.org machines (100MBit university-provided), but indeed power and remote admin situation is not as good.

But yeah, substituting basement for "under someone's desk", you're correct.
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Postby labrador » 2005-05-26 10:30

OK. It was "until I came home" that caused me to think literally
someone's home. If this is at a University it might be worthwhile to
ask about it being officially sponsored there so that it has the benefit
of their server room UPS, etc. At our University, the Radio Club and
other student bodies have some machines situated in our server room
like this. It isn't popular because of the bad use of space (not a rack unit),
but it was made to happen.
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Postby Jeroen » 2005-05-26 10:33

It's at my home, but this student flat has university-provided internet.
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Postby Guest » 2005-06-23 23:41

Jeroen,

You, sir, are a prince!
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Postby sensovision » 2005-06-24 01:04

that's cool to know that this server is running in someone's home, I didn't even suspect this :P :)
Hope it's Debian powered ?;)

BTW if I had some descent and affordable connection I would host my forum and directory myself as well, it's really good for growing your experience IMHO.

good job, Jeroen!
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Postby domecq » 2005-12-27 22:01

Jeroen,

If you find interesting, we could share some load or you could even count on me to have a place to back up.

I know very little about hosting but am interested in learning.

I have a nice Internet connection here in Montreal.

Let me know.

Cheers,

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Postby craig_debian » 2006-02-26 16:59

well I don't get any where near the number of hits that this site gets... I run 3 web blogs sites "Serendipity engine )on my linux box under the desk... I do outsource dns services to sitelutions.com... distro is FC3 for now.. I think it's rated as a PIII 1.x gigHz. It also doubles as my desktop.
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