[BALUG-Admin] BALUG & migration/extrication from DreamHost.com

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Fri Feb 19 00:46:58 PST 2016

FYI, thought I'd pass this along so more folks interested in BALUG's
administration/administrivia would be made more generally aware of what's
happening with this.  (we do also have an "unadvertised" (mostly try and
keep it off public exposure to hopefully reduce spam) off-list alias
for the "systems administrators" of BALUG ... but that alias only goes
to myself and Jim Stockford - so makes for quite limited audience ...
it's intended for those systems administrators having root/superuser
administrative access to BALUG stuff (or at least much or most of
the relevant bits thereof), and also for stuff that may be
"sensitive" and ought not be publicly exposed/archived).

And some other updates too ...

Also, as of yesterday A.M. PST, I now also have "reverse" DNS for
IPv6 that will also be used by BALUG (actually, BALUG is already
making some use of IPv6, but for mail and lists, where IPv6 is in use
we'll certainly also want to have proper "reverse" DNS also in place).

----- Forwarded message from Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu -----
     Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:12:12 -0800
     From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
  Subject: Re: balug.org Dreamhost.com account from suspended to  
unsuspended - site coming back
       To: "Michael Hubbard" <michael.hubbard@gmail.com>
       Cc: "Jim Stockford" <jim@well.com>, "Rick Moen" <rick@linuxmafia.com>

[BCC: acohen36@linuxwaves.com]
That'll pro'lly mostly be me.

I did get reverse DNS set up with my ISP quite recently,
hoping to get mail and anti-spam and list software installed and
configured - or at least initial configuration bits - fairly soon.
I may also need to do bit about space (it's mostly a VM that
runs atop a laptop - so only so much SSD to spare for it ...
but I can probably squeeze out a wee bit more for it).

May take a bit to get everything moved over and tested.  Do also have
some old DB stuff I want to be sure we've sucked out of DreamHost.

Michael Hubbard - what's your timeframe look like?  Would 2 months, or
possibly as little as a month be sufficient?  Or do you need it
faster/sooner than that? ... of course realizing faster may be
better - if feasible, so you don't have BALUG "chaining" you to
DreamHost longer than reasonably needed to smoothly move off
of DreamHost (or as smoothly as DreamHost allows to be feasible).

Let me/us know - and thanks for covering the DreamHost bit all
these years.

> From: "Michael Hubbard" <michael.hubbard@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: balug.org Dreamhost.com account from suspended to  
> unsuspended - site coming back
> Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:40:09 +0000

> Sounds good.  We should talk about someone moving the site from my
> Dreamhost account to another host.  I need to migrate my other sites from
> Dreamhost soon anyway.
> Who's going to sign up for this?
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2016, 12:09 AM Michael Paoli <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
> wrote:
>> Michael Hubbard,
>> Thanks for getting that taken care of - I also now have the information
>> from
>> DreamHost that the account has gone from suspended to unsuspended, and
>> things
>> are coming back on-line.  Should be all good within a few hours or so
>> (DNS TTLs 'n all that).
>>> From: "Michael Hubbard" <michael.hubbard@gmail.com>
>>> Subject: Re: balug.org dropped from Dreamhost.com? - What happened?
>>> What's status?
>>> Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 05:26:33 +0000
>>> It's taken care of, I had to update an expired credit card and I missed
>> the
>>> notice while I was traveling.
>>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2016, 11:14 PM Michael Paoli <
>> Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Michael Hubbard,
>>>> What happened with balug.org & DreamHost?
>>>> Some billing glitch, or did you drop balug.org from there and not tell
>> us
>>>> at all?
>>>> Please let us know - ASAP.
>>>> And thanks too for what you have done and covered for BALUG.
>>>> > From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
>>>> > Subject: Re: Did balug.{org,com} discontinue or get temporarily down??
>>>> > Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 20:58:41 -0800
>>>> > Thanks for noticing and mentioning - just stumbled across that myself
>> a
>>>> bit
>>>> > earlier.
>>>> > Looks like the hosting is missing/gone (and we weren't
>>>> > notified -but not the first time that's happened) - checking into it,
>>>> > but may have to
>>>> > update DNS to point it elsewehre (& promote the staging etc. site to
>> full
>>>> > main primary production).
>>>> >
>>>> > And there is no balug.com (never was - or at least not of ours that
>> I'm
>>>> > aware of).
>>>> >
>>>> >> From: GoOSSBears <acohen36@linuxwaves.com>
>>>> >> Subject: Did balug.{org,com} discontinue or get temporarily down??
>>>> >> Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:33:37 -0800
>>>> >
>>>> >> As an FYI,
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Getting message while trying to access www.balug.org :
>>>> >> ~~~ quoting ~~~
>>>> >> Server not found
>>>> >>
>>>> >> <My browser> can't find the server at www.balug.org.
>>>> >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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