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Re: .d.o machines which are down (Re: Questions for the DPL candidates)

On Thursday 17 March 2005 07:31, Joel Aelwyn wrote:
> Don't even bother bringing up "redundant fiber". It may be, if it hasn't
> been regroomed, and twenty plus years of network administrators have
> learned the hard way that the gun is ALWAYS loaded. The best you can hope
> for is a misfire.

Debian is no enterprise, but debian is a group of responsible developers. To 
argue slightly ellipsoid:

Putting up a requirement for 2 or 3 buildds hints at experiences of disasters 
by those involved that could have been easily fixed by a second machine. Thus 
the requirement.

Debian as a whole is not very catastrophe-resistant statically, but is able to 
route around urgent breakage - as necessary - on a global scale. For example 
take the fire in U Twente, which took some Debian infrastructure down without 
causing widespread mayhem. There seem to be only disagreements on urgency on 
a smaller scale. Buildd availability for example.

Regards, David
- hallo... wie gehts heute?
- *hust* gut *rotz* *keuch*
- gott sei dank kommunizieren wir über ein septisches medium ;)
 -- Matthias Leeb, Uni f. angewandte Kunst, 2005-02-15

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