servers and services (was: Re: [theforum] We've got a serious problem here at

Dean Mah dmah at
Thu May 13 15:48:37 CDT 2004

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 04:09:02PM -0400, David Kaufman wrote:
> Dean Mah wrote:
> >
> > is hosted on two different servers currently. [...].jeff's
> > [and] "the rack" ... owned by Martin, neuro, genghis, garrett,
> > and Mike [... more useful details snipped]
> thanks for the enlightenment, Dean!  so two servers, both dedicated, and
> both owned by generous evolters.  may i ask what monthly services we pay
> for?  bandwidth, rack space?

Currently, I believe that everything is resting on the shoulders of
the individuals that run the servers.  Should their generousity run
out, we run into the same problem that we had when we were required to
move from Dan's host to Ron's to the current situation.  However, I'm
sure that if they want, they can breakdown the costs.

This is one of the reasons that we want to move away from the rack to
a community owned server which will start to come out of the
coffers.  [See my previous message about lists hosting.]  I'm assuming
that we will eventually move w.e.o as well but its requirements are a
little steeper in that it relies on commercial software.

> i'd like to get some web space somewhere in Evoltia too, where Elfur
> and I can publish and update all of the financial information that
> should be public, which i think should be *everything* (except
> passwords and PIN numbers) and maybe give credit to contributors
> (who do not opt for discretion) etc.

There was a wiki set up for this sort of thing but I don't know if it
is functioning any longer.


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