[Slackdocs] New server for SlackDocs

V. T. Eric Layton nocturnal.slacker at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 29 01:06:47 CEST 2016

On 03/28/2016 06:28 PM, Eric Hameleers (SBo) wrote:
> 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

Excellent! :)

V. T. Eric Layton (vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker)
Tampa, Florida, USA

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