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Re: project machine architecture aliases

On Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 03:09:11PM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> Hi,
> I have another "wishful thinking" idea for build machines to float.
> Suppose I get a bug report saying my package has failed to build on
> architecture glooble.  I don't personally have a globle machine.  To
> debug the problem, I need to fire up www.debian.org/devel, find the
> link to the list of project machines, scan the list for the name of a
> glooble machine (which is likely to be the name of a completely
> unrelated composer of music).  Finally, I can log in.
> Wouldn't it be nice if I could just do: "ssh glooble.dev.debian.org"
> and have that be an alias to some machine of architecture glooble?

You can setup something similiar with a local ssh config (and maintain
and publish that config snippet).

> I'm assuming that there's a way to do fancy DNS load balancing amongst
> the machines of type glooble that are currently available.

Well, probably you want to re-login to the same machine...


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