Monday, June 12, 2017

pm.org group hosting shutting down

As announced to the pm group leader mailing list, the pm.org group website hosting service is shutting down at the end of June 2017.  Sites will be maintained read-only for a period of time, but cannot be updated after that point.

Group leaders should contact pm.org support to point DNS to at an alternate hosting service if they wish to be able to edit their sites.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Network Maintenance (May 14, 2017 - 05:00 UTC)

Our hosting facility (Phyber) is performing maintenance in order to upgrade their networking equipment.  This may result in some perl.org services being unavailable for the next few hours as hardware is forklifted.

Affected services may include:
  • perl.org email and mailing lists
  • pm.org email and mailing lists
  • rt.perl.org
  • rt.cpan.org
  • pause.perl.org
  • nntp.perl.org
  • some perl.org websites
  • search.cpan.org from some locations
  • (and others)
The new hardware sure looks pretty!


perl.org has a new look!

Thanks to Babs Veloso (@babsveloso) for her hard work on creating a fresh new look for the perl.org websites!  It's live now!

Thew new design is clean and responsive for a better experience on sizes and shapes of devices.  It brings the site up to date with current best practices for design and implementation.  We're very excited.  It's hard to believe it's been almost 8 years since we launched the previous look.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fast and secure Perl docs and CPAN modules with help from Fastly



We'd like to thank Fastly for hosting www.cpan.org and perldoc.perl.org on their world class global CDN. 

As of last week, the sites are also available using https://!

   So you can now securely read the Perl core documentation or download over 180,000 modules at lightning fast speeds.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Email upgrades

Over the last many months Robert has worked on upgrading cleaning up some of the (more than a decade old) email forwarding and spam filtering infrastructure.

We switched some more MX records over the last 24 hours and some domains and email addresses didn't work correctly. The relevant DNS changes have been reverted. We'll try again sometime soon.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thanks to Digital Craftsmen

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!
-The perl.org Team.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Want to help?

We're looking for volunteers to help with some of the perl.org systems.  Here are some specific examples:

  • Reply to some of the random emails that get sent to the wrong place.  (for example, "How do I do X in Perl?" sent to the webmaster address.)
  • Improve our spam filtering.  (Also, clean up our postfix setup.)
  • Migrate services to Docker.
  • Identify inactive Perl Mongers groups (and clean up linked services.)
If you're interested in these (or other projects), please drop an email to webmaster at perl.org.

Update: We received a lot of responses and are working with our first batch of new volunteers to get these and some other projects done.  Thanks to everyone who responded! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

DMARC and Mailing Lists

We have reverted the filter that rejected postings to perl.org mailing lists from domains with strict DMARC configurations.  (For example: yahoo.com and aol.com)

We've chosen to implement the "rewrite From:" mechanism for supporting this (similar to option b).  It's not perfect, but it's relatively straightforward to understand and implement.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Unscheduled Unavailbility

We're currently having (unscheduled, unplanned, unwanted) unavailability of perl.org services.  We think it's a hardware failure in the critical path.

Apologies for the disruption.  We'll update this post as more information becomes available.

Update: 8:00pm America/Los_Angeles.
Everything is back up now.