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Shining Arcanine
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: Why is Gentoo.org hosted in one of the developer's basements Reply with quote

Gentoo.org (as well as the rsync rotation) was offline earlier. According to kollapse in #gentoo-chat on IRC, he disconnected the cable by tripping over it. It seems that the server is physically located in his mother's basement and it is there for economic reasons.

Why is Gentoo.org hosted there when I am sure that there are plenty of organizations that would be willing to host it in a data center for free?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was either misinformed or else pulling your leg. See Gentoo Infrastructure Server Specifications.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
He was either misinformed or else pulling your leg. See Gentoo Infrastructure Server Specifications.

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It is somewhat odd that it came back when he said he reconnected it right after ediz_21 asked him to reconnect the cable. It was very good timing on their part. :/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shining Arcanine,

That looks like one exchange that should be immortalised the fortune cookie database :)
Do you mind if I dig it out of my log and submit it?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Why is Gentoo.org hosted in one of the developer's basem Reply with quote

Shining Arcanine wrote:
Gentoo.org (as well as the rsync rotation) was offline earlier. According to kollapse in #gentoo-chat on IRC, he disconnected the cable by tripping over it. It seems that the server is physically located in his mother's basement and it is there for economic reasons.


Are you sure you weren't testing from inside said basement where the cable was?

The rsync rotation and website are in radically different places.
The main mebsite is hosted out of Manchester, UK, while the main rsync rotation comes from one of the following:
Corvallis, Oregon, US
Indianapolis, Indiana, US (3 nodes)
San Jose, California, US
Maidenhead, England
Nuernberg, Germany
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
Shining Arcanine,

That looks like one exchange that should be immortalised the fortune cookie database :)
Do you mind if I dig it out of my log and submit it?


Not at all.
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