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Debian Security Hosting Modification

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Security Hosting Modification                           press@debian.org
October 4th, 2005               http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20051004

Debian Security Hosting Modification

The Debian project has split the public frontend of security.debian.org
to a new machine liberally hosted at Telegraaf Media Groep.  By this move
internal and external services of the Debian security infrastructure have
been split which was a major requirement for future improvements of this

After the release of an update to XFree86 (Debian Security Advisory 816)
it became obvious that the old machine was not able to properly serve the
needs of the large number of users anymore.  The outgoing 100MBit/s
connection was totally saturated during 70% of the day and the machine
was throttling.

Restructuring the security infrastructure has been discussed before the
incident last month and will continue until the final setup is installed.
The move of the public frontend to a more powerful machine is the first
step towards a more flexible and failsafe solution that can deal with
high bandwidth peaks better than a single machine only.

About Telegraaf Media Groep

Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. is an independent Dutch media company, best
known for publishing the largest daily newspaper in the Netherlands: De

More information http://www.telegraaf.nl/ and http://tmg.nl/

About Debian

The Debian project is an organisation of many developers who volunteer
their time and effort, collaborating via the Internet.  Their tasks
include maintaining and updating Debian GNU/Linux which is a free
distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.  Debian's dedication
to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its open development
model makes it unique among GNU/Linux distributions.

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<press@debian.org> or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>.

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