[lfs-dev] Pipermail

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Dec 31 10:01:48 PST 2012

On 2012-12-31 11:29, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> BLFS Trac wrote:
>>    Also, someone broke pipermail ...
> Unfortunately that was done on purpose.  Gerard had 500 GB over his
> normal download limit last month and got hit with a huge change.  Most
> of it seemed to be downloading all of pipermail by multiple entities.
> We'll try to get it back when we can come up with a solution.

A few things need to happen all at once to fix the underlying problem 
(which is: we need more bandwidth in general). The mailinglist downloads 
were only part of the problem. A DNS Amplification DDoS attack was 
another. Both have been taken care of for now to buy some time.

I will post details shortly but in short it involves moving hosting 
providers. This process was started a while ago but I had to abandon it 
due to issues with the originally selected provider.

A lot of change on the horizon. All good, too. Just a few growing pains 
along the way until it's all done.


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