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[linux-tr] Re: Linuxtr - New Home
On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Mike Phillips wrote:
> Tom, Matthew, Gary et al.
> First off, thanks to Tom and Matthew for their offers of a new home (and to Steve Lancaster). For general information the web site does not take up a lot of room, I think around 200-300K, and most of that is for the downloads.
> A couple of questions for those involved and the listers in general.
> First to the listers: What address do we want to see for the relocated
> mailing list, I'm quite happy to use, say firstname.lastname@example.org. If
> anybody has a problem with this, please let me know, although I own
> the linuxtr.net domain, I'm not a total control freak, it probably
> just makes it easier if we have everything using the same domain name.
Yes. I use/refer to the linuxtr.net address whenever I talk with people
> For Tom and Matthew: 1) Exactly what is your connection to the net and
> how does the machine connect. i.e. do you have a direct connection or
> are you hosted on an isp's machine.
Currently two (2) different connections with a third (3) due on 9/13/99.
First one is ISDN @ 128K, second is cable modem (for mirroring/inbound
mostly), third will be 768K DSL.
>2) How much difficulty is involved in you setting up the dns entries
> for linuxtr.net
None - we have three different DNS servers on three different connections,
two are here (1-ISDN,1-Cable), one is at the ISP (for whom I do much
work). The ISP has 8-T1's to MCI and 4-T1's(set as fractional DS3) to
QWEST with full BGP dual peerage.
3) Do you have direct control over the list-server
Yes. Actually if you would like I can dedicate an Alpha to it.
4) As the list came first, the list has a separate address, how much work
would be involed in say, taking a list of all the current subscribers
and automatically setting up a new address, say email@example.com
No work for me 8-} - I will ask Paul as he manipulates our lists but I do
not see a problem and it would be nice to have an easy to remember
5) A few people have asked to have an archive of the list available from
the web site, is this a lot of work or can we set this up fairly easily.
I do not know? I would like that myself...
6) How do you want to set up the administration of the site and list, I don't mind
administering the list as well as the web site if it makes life easier.
Well - if I dedicate the Alpha to it then I will give you a ssh keyed only
account and you can have all the fun you can handle... 8-}
7) Can you do e-mail redirection from the linuxtr.net domain, i.e.
currently firstname.lastname@example.org redirects to my e-mail address here.
Sure - we control completely all of the SMTP traffic so it should not be a
> If anybody has any other questions, let's here them. I would be much
> happier with a general concensus of opinion of which route to take,
> rather than it appearing that I'm taking everything over and making
> all the decisions :)
I agree - if anyone has questions I would be happy to answer to the best
of my ability. And - no I do not have a hidden agenda. I was in a previous
life a senior engineer with Proteon and have been using TokenRing since
the early 80's. I have been using Linux since '93 and exclusively Linux
(except for my Netware servers...) since '95. I have a duplex TR switched
backbone (just for kicks mind you) and enough gear to setup about 30-40 TR
rings if I wanted to (yep mostly Proteon gear...). So I see this as a
small tidbit I can do to help both of those wonderful inventions.
Let me know what else we need to do. Thanks!!
Matthew G. Marsh, President
Paktronix Systems LLC
1506 North 59th Street
Omaha NE 68104
Phone: (402) 932-7250