alster at indymedia.org
Thu Mar 17 03:08:54 PST 2005
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Damian Gerow schrieb:
> 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.
Yummy. That'd be nice. I guess I should apply, too.
> : > 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 came across some canadian sites which used to run twiki on this
server. Are you planning to host these again (using twiki)?
> : > 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
> definitely 'Yes'.
> : > 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. So there's yet another idler... ;)
Why not found a canadian or canadian tech channel? Maybe other people
would join you...
Possibly #twiki or #listwork are of interest to you, too.
> : Thanks for your answers and sorry for the short reply, got 170 more
> : emails to go...
> No problem. I'm wading through wads myself.
110 left now. ;)
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