ftp-master, ftp and db .debian.org moving - hosting sought
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I'm sorry to say that Debian's hosting of machines at Above.Net has
come to an end. Michael Shields and Steve Osborn have hosted critical
Debian machines for over 6 years now in what's been one of the best
and hassle-free donated hostings we've had. I'd like to take this
opportunity to sincerely thank them (and Above.Net) for their
generosity over the years.
The machines are being shipped backed to HP in the short term for
safe-keeping. The services they run are [probably] being (also in the
short-term) relocated to other existing debian.org machines.
In the slightly longer term, we are now actively soliciting hosting
for these two machines; they are both HP DL380s[a], i.e. 2U rack
The hosting must:
o be a donation, i.e. gratis. Debian can't pay for it's own hosting.
o be in a managed facility with decent environmental conditions.
o be on a UPS or otherwise have reliable power.
o have access time for the local admin measured in hours, not days.
o have very good unmetered bandwidth (i.e. >> 100Mbit and preferably
Gbit or better).
o have good and reliable connectivity.
o not have any enforced firewalling or proxying.
o not be short term (12 months or better[c]).
o be done with the knowledge and agreement of your employer or other
o [for ftp-master:] be in the US[d].
Advantages would be:
o being on or connected to Internet2.
o having somewhere accessible to DSA to plug the iLO[b] into or
failing that having remotely controllable power-switch capabilities.
o not be shaped or (artificially) limited bandwidth.
If you think you could offer hosting under these conditions, please
send details to email@example.com.
[c] Obviously this is donation, so this is not an obligation, just the
length of time you hope to be able to allow us to host the
machines with you.
[d] To avoid continuing issues with BXA export regulations, it makes
lives of US developers easier if ftp-master is in the US.
Technically, it'd be possible to work around having ftp-master
outside the US (by relocating the NEW queue to a machine in the
US), but it'd be a lot of work that I don't want us to have to do
unless it's necessary.
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