dgerow at afflictions.org
Tue Mar 15 14:12:12 PST 2005
Thus spake Alster (alster at indymedia.org) [15/03/05 17:06]:
: > Outages, once I finish working through the policy, should be minimal.
: cool. whaich policy are you referring to? selinux? or a general
: sysadmin/hosting policy?
An SELinux policy. At this point, our general hosting policy is a 'fly by
the seat of your pants'-type situation. i.e. If any one of us is asked to
do something, we ask the other two if it's okay.
: > Correct. I haven't offered any yet.
: oops, i guess i have mixed things up. talking with three people about
: the same subject seems to be too much for my brains. ;)
:) It happens. There's lots to be confused about in indymedia-land.
: > It meets 'em all, actually. It has but one dedicated IP, but currently
: > doesn't serve up HTTPS.
: well, httpS would be really nice, but i'm sure we could achieve that.
I'm working on getting assured through the CACert process, so certificates
would have a two-year lifespan (instead of six months). It's pretty simple.
: > Okay, here goes...
: > It's a PII-800MHz, I believe, with about 512MB of RAM (it's down right now,
: > can't really double-check this). I'm currently in discussion with the
: > hardware admin to upgrade it, we just don't know to what.
: a bit of a slow cpu. SMP? what else will be running on it?
Yep, the CPU is pretty slow. Like I said, I'm looking at donating an
upgrade. It's just a matter of what we upgrade to...
The only other thing that's running on it is everything involved with the
IMC Ontario process. That is: Apache (with various modules), MySQL, and a
few custom (and low-CPU) cron processes/daemons.
: > I believe it's running MySQL 3.23.
: Any chance to have that upgraded to 4.x? That's one of the requirements.
Actually, check on that: I'm pretty sure it /is/ running 4.x. And if it's
not, it's an upgrade I'd like to do, anyhow.
So the answer to your question: If it's not already running 4.x, then most
: > I have not hung out in IRC in some time, but do plan in adding it to my
: > "Channels to Idle In" list. Otherwise, the best way is to mail
: > imc-ontario at lists.indymedia.org. We are currently working out better ways
: > to reach us (i.e. once Postfix is up, sysadmin at mcluhan.indymedia.ca).
: ok, cool
I've now joined #tech. I'm open to joining other rooms, but haven't yet
looked at any. You can reach me as 'bleb' in IRC.
: Thanks for your answers and sorry for the short reply, got 170 more
: emails to go...
No problem. I'm wading through wads myself.
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