[Slackdocs] New server for SlackDocs

Eric Hameleers (SBo) eric.hameleers at alienbase.nl
Tue Mar 29 00:28:31 CEST 2016

On 2016-03-28 23:21, Eric Hameleers (SBo) wrote:
> I have switched docs.slackware.com to read-only mode earlier today so
> that I could start its migration to a new server and a new Slackware
> platform. The server where the Wiki was hosted all the time has been
> suffering from the increased popularity of the Slackware Live Edition -
> the server (taper.alienbase.nl) was crashing multiple times per day when
> I decided to take drastic measures and find a new home for my work.
> The migration has been completed successfully several hours ago but the
> waiting is now for Akamai to notice the changed IP address and start
> serving content from the new server. I have alerted MoZes who works at
> Akamai, that their servers do not seem to notice the change.
> FYI, Slackware uses Akamai as a content cache to help us deal with the
> traffic load especially around release time.
> In the meantime docs.slackware.com is still happily serving the old
> read-only content.
> However, http://slackdocs.alienbase.nl/ is ready to rock and roll.
> Akamai uses this URL 'under the waterline' to serve the
> docs.slackware.com content (if you look up the host you'll see that
> docs.slackware.com actually is an Akamai IP address).
> The new home for the Slackware Documentation Project is "bear", the
> server I have rented since last week to host my repositories and ISO
> images, but the server is strong enough that it will serve the Slackware
> Documentation Project more reliably than the old virtual machine where
> "taper" has been running all these years.
> Taper will be kept as an archive of all the historical Slackware
> releases, but all the new activity will be on bear.
> You will notice soon enough when Akamai starts serving the new server:
> the message on top will change from "WIKI WILL BE READONLY WHILE WE
> MIGRATE IT TO A NEW SERVER." to "28-mar-2016: Welcome to our new server!
> Faster and less prone to crashing.".
> Regards, Eric
The Wiki content is now served from the new location, bear.
MoZes has manually pushed a reconfiguration to Akamai's servers which
took a while to distribute, but it is all looking fine & dandy now.

Regards, Eric

Eric Hameleers

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