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Re: New machine for Debian archive main mirror

On Feb 18, 2012, at 1:39 PM, Francesca Ciceri wrote:

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> The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
> New machine for Debian archive main mirror        press@lists.debian.org
> February 18th, 2012             http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120218
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> New machine for Debian archive main mirror
> The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the hardware behind
> "ftp.debian.org" has recently been replaced, with the help of Studenten
> Net Twente (SNT) and HP. The new machine is an 8-core Intel Xeon
> machine with 48 GB of memory and a total of 6 TB (on RAID 10) of local
> storage. The new server is generously hosted by Studenten Net Twente at
> the University of Twente, which was already hosting the old
> "ftp.debian.org" machine.
> "The amount of new architectures added to Debian recently and the fact
> that we now also provide support for non-Linux operating system kernels
> caused us to run short on disk space on the old machine. This new
> machine should give us enough space for a few years" said Martin
> Zobel-Helas, a member of the Debian System Administrator team. "Hosting
> Debian hardware at University of Twente has a long tradition for the
> Debian Project.", Martin added.
> "At SNT, our slogan is "making the net work!" and that's exactly what
> we're doing by providing Debian with extra hosting and bandwidth in the
> Netherlands. SNT has been using Debian since 1996 for all of its
> network managing servers and other services and therefore we kindly
> hostkassia, the Dutch FTP archive (ftp.nl.debian.org) and now this new
> server klecker" says Tjerk Jan from SNT.
> About Studenten Net Twente
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> Studenten Net Twente was created in 1994 to handle network facilities
> provided by ICTS (the IT service of the University of Twente) including
> ADSL, campusnet, WLAN, VPN and dialup connections to the university.
> Thanks to the expertise of the students manning the helpdesk they
> manage to offer support to all network-related problems of students at
> the University of Twente. SNT maintains an FTP mirror for major free
> and open source projects such as Firefox and Debian, and an IRC server.
> It also offers colocation and web hosting to student associations and
> other organisations on campus. All these services are maintained by a
> group of volunteers who use this experience to broaden their knowledge.
> About Debian
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> The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
> free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
> the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
> volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
> Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
> of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".
> Contact Information
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> For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
> http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

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