[IMC-Sysadmin] Re: [Dns] dns server
micah at indymedia.org
Sat Jul 31 10:43:26 PDT 2004
Its as if an end to an era is about to come to a pass... the DNS
server is our last technical tie to freespeech TV.
>From the very beginning the IMC has had support from Free Speech TV
(http://www.freespeech.org) with the kind and dedicated tech help from
manse and sten, with the friendly assists from brian the director (who
I dont know how many times I called because of network problems,
thinking I was bugging him at home, but he was actually still hard at
work), to the four or five other techs who have helped FSTV and us
manage over time... they have tirelessly supported the IMC. They
provided us with our first servers (stefani and I still believe that
"turtle" still lives there in the closet ever since the earthquake in
seattle and the drive failure that caused us to quickly move). We used
their bandwidth like there was no tomorrow and although they cringed,
they smiled. They provided us with our first mailing lists and servers
to host IMC sites on their own machines until we migrated to our own
and ever since the very beginning our primary DNS was hosted on
various incarnations of "fs.freespeech.org", which was forever a
redhat box until kellan and phaed drove to colorado and rebuilt it as
a debian box when it was failing.
Although it was only the end of 1999 when this all started, really
many eras of tech struggle have passed and although many times
difficult, FSTV has been there for us to make it so much less so. Like
Teamsters who roll up with a semi when everyone is freezing, starving
and tired with low spirits, but doesn't want to give up occupying the
courtyard outside of the city jail where fellow protesters are held
unjustly, FSTV has unloaded blankets, hot coffee and food, and then
powered up the speakers and got the party started.
The IMC owes FSTV an immesurable thanks for their years of solidarity,
its hard to say if any of this could've ever happened without them.
On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, s banerian wrote:
> for a couple of years, the idea of having a primary dns server more
> (physically) accessible to one or more indymedia tech/sysamin people has
> been discussed.
> i'm nearly ready with one dns server in seattle, in a fairly decent
> colocation facility. it should be ready by the end of the week (7 aug
> i am proposing that we make this the indymedia primary dns server, and
> change the current primary to be one of at least two secondaries.
> it could be configured to do dynamic updates, although that would entail
> cryptograpic key exchanges with other servers.
> Dns mailing list
> Dns at lists.indymedia.org
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