Re: Bug#100148: Over dependency on main www.debian.org server
reassign 100148 www.debian.org
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com wrote:
>I was attempting to use the www.debian.org, bugs.debian.org and
>lists.debian.org servers today. I don't know if we're under attack, or if
>it's genuine traffic loads due to the Linux conference; but I get
>connections only sporadically.
>Next I went to the mirrored bug page, only to find the search buttons and
>links pointed me back to 126.96.36.199, that same busy server.
master.debian.org was down due to a hardware failure, and then changed
IP address. I'm not surprised you were having trouble contacting it ...
that IP is the old address which is no longer master's, so perhaps bits
of your DNS haven't updated yet.
[cjw44@riva ~]$ host master.debian.org
master.debian.org A 188.8.131.52
>I think we need to rethink our mirroring strategy to accommodate some of
>these issues, so we're not so vulnerable to single-server failures or
bugs.d.o and lists.d.o are rather strenuous to mirror, I suspect.
>btw, the australian server kept trying to serve me some pages in Chinese.
>Even the front pages were Chinese in South Africa and the Netherlands. The
>server in Turkey has apparently got it right. (I did check my browser
>settings and it is set to display English).
Oh well, reassigning over to the webmaster team.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]