[theforum] [Sysadmin] evolt dns: bad mx

Dean Mah dean.mah at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 09:27:04 CDT 2016

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 8:20 AM, William Anderson <neuro at well.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 5:17 AM, David Kaufman <david at gigawatt.com> wrote:
> > I'm all for moving to a cheap virtual hosting provider.  I'd prefer
> > AWS just because I don't have any experience with Digital Ocean - we
> > use Rackspace and Amazon EC2 at the day job...
> Under normal circumstances, I'd agree with AWS, but DO is tremendously
> cheap, with fixed costs rather than floating costs like Amazon (so an
> instance will cost the same in February as it will in August).
> > Both AWS and Rackspace offer free (or quite nearly free) DNS service
> > for virtual machines on their platform.  And CloudFlare offers very
> > reliable free DNS to anyone (along with DDOS protection web
> > application firewalls!).  Why run a second instance just for DNS?
> Redundancy (New York vs Singapore).
> > I can make any changes we need to the DNS running on tron now,
> > including migrating it to the next virtual host provider, cloudflare
> > or whatever we need.  And I can remove the two ZENSOFT.NET
> > nameservers from the whois record (if necessary, and if John is not
> > responsive -- those are his, right?)
> As John says, 'tis mine.  Feel free to remove the two zensoft
> nameservers, and add the NS0 evolt one with the IP for glue.
> > FYI: We are also still earning about $100 a year from the Adsense ads
> > on BEO and LEO so, that would cover the cost of virtual hosting I
> > think, so the handful of us still making monthly donations could
> > probably stop.
> >
> > Let's do it.
> If you and everyone else has no massive objections to DO, where the
> machines are already running and maybe just need additional storage to
> be attached, we can probably make this happen extremely quickly.  We
> may want to find a more secure method of communications though to
> exchange passwords etc ;)
> -n

I don't have any objections.


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