I just wanted to take a moment to give a quick "thank you" to Ben, Fahimul, Simon and the rest of the team at Digital Craftsmen. They host the European CPAN Search mirror. Recently they noticed the mirror wasn't performing as well as it should have been. Then they helped quickly track down and resolve the issue. Most hosting providers won't do that. So...
Dear Digital Craftsmen,
Thank you for your help and continued support of Perl!
Tis the season for SSL certificate renewals. For the past five years, rt.cpan.org's SSL certificate was sponsored by IT-Kartellet. This year, Best Practical Solutions has picked up the cert as part of our ongoing support of rt.cpan.org.
Please let us know of any problems with the update at our usual address, rt-cpan-admin at bestpractical.com.
More details afterwards, but most perl.org services will be unavailable for most of the day on Friday, July 18th 2014. We're moving! DNS will still work, but anything running on one of our machines (many webservers and mailservers, etc) will be unavailable. We'll post updates here.
8:48AM - the first batch of machines shut down and powered off cleanly, which is a good omen. We're in transit to the datacenters at high rates of speed and the unracking will begin when we get there.
10:02AM 7/19/2014 - apologies for not posting any updates during the day yesterday, we were busy with actually doing the move. Current state is that we're having trouble getting one of the key vm-hosting machines to boot, and the VMs on it include key servers. We'll keep working on this this afternoon.
2:00PM 7/19/2014 - the last machine is up and happy again. everything should be working fine now.