[Slackbuilds-users] New server for SlackBuilds.org
rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sat Apr 29 05:21:34 UTC 2017
rob0, any idea what's up with the rejections?
On Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:39:26 +1200
klaatu at mixedsignals.ml wrote:
> Can you contact me off-list about this? I tried emailing you
> directly, but my email keeps getting rejected as spam.
> klaatu at member.fsf.org
> On 2017-04-27 14:19, Robby Workman wrote:
> > SlackBuilds.org users,
> > It's apparently time to again do something that I don't like doing.
> > The server that hosts our website and rsync, well basically all of
> > the things except DNS, mail, and mailing lists, as well as the
> > slackwiki.com site, is showing its age. You might have noticed
> > some temporary downtime over the last couple of weeks due to httpd
> > getting overloaded. The datacenter hosting us, onyxlight.net, is
> > going to provide us with a new Dell R610 server with dual six-core
> > processors and a fair amount of RAM. However, we have to buy our
> > own drives and we'd like to add some more RAM to it .
> > They (onyxlight) can get us six 900GB 10k RPM SAS drives for a
> > little over $200 each with a one year warranty, and we can put
> > about 48GB of RAM in there for another $360. With tax/shipping,
> > we need about $1700.
> > As I said before, I hate asking the community for money - that's why
> > we've never had a donation button or anything along those lines; I'd
> > rather wait and put out the beggar's bowl when we don't have a
> > choice. Well, here it is.
> > I created a paypal account for the project, and both erik and I
> > (the project founders) will have access to it. Once we get enough
> > for this current expense, I'll post an update here and we'll look
> > at creating some sort of "contributors" page on the site to give
> > much-deserved accolades to everyone who helps out. Any extra funds
> > above what we need will be used wisely, but we've not really
> > figured out what to do with them - we really don't have any ongoing
> > expenses (onyxlight is awesome, ya'll, in case you haven't gathered
> > that much already). We'd like to do something for Pat, of course.
> > Ultimately, I hope we've earned enough of your trust over the years
> > to know that we'll use whatever we get in a manner of which you will
> > approve; if not, then the best advice I can give is to not donate.
> > If I've not scared you off yet, you can donate by going here:
> > https://paypal.me/SBoDevel
> > -RW
> >  In case you're curious, we're planning to compartmentalize
> > most services into virtual machines; essentially, each of
> > the network-facing services will be in its own VM such that
> > just in case there's a breach in one part, it's less likely
> > to affect other parts. There's also the benefit of an easier
> > upgrade path for various parts - if a particular service
> > can benefit from (or requires) a newer release of Slackware,
> > we can spin up a new VM, get it working there, and then
> > migrate over all at once with minimal downtime. At the very
> > least, it sounds like a good plan :-)
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