Monday, December 7, 2009
As an added bonus we now have lists on lists.perlfoundation.org. Subscribe to the first of them by emailing events-subscribe at that domain.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
One of our remaining single-point-of-failure-servers is doing it's duty demonstrating to us why we really should get rid of the last single-point-of-failures. Our console server is down, too (arrgh!), so no ETA yet but we'll get it fixed as soon as possible.
Update 8.30 PST - the troubled server is coming back now and we'll prioritize our plans to get things off this box. (It is among other things our shared NFS server from back at a time when saving a couple of gigabytes was worth the pain of NFS; obviously that's not true anymore).
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thanks to www.foxtons.co.uk for donating time from Leo Lapworth, Stephen Morgan, and Cameron Richmond!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The building where the perl.org datacenter is hosted was performing safety tests today that involved running on generator power for a few hours. No problems were expected, as our UPS would have (and did) covered the transition. And then a fuel pump failed in one of the generators, requiring it to be shut down, resulting in us losing power.
Several machines didn't come back up. So if your favorite perl.org service isn't available or isn't working right today, that's why.
Ask is on his way to the datacenter to get things sorted. We'll update this blog as we have more information.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
We'd like to make some of the perl.org services (Search CPAN for example) faster for users in Asia; so we're looking for servers (Xen or KVM based servers are fine as long as we can run RHEL) in for example Japan, Taiwan or Singapore.
If you think you might be able to help, please email email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Dear CPAN author,
This email is being sent to inform you that all passwords on the popular Perl Monks website were compromised. Many CPAN authors have accounts there and in some cases have used the same password for PAUSE.
If you have any reason to suspect that your PAUSE account password is no longer secure, please visit https://pause.cpan.org/ and change it.
If your PAUSE account is not affected, please disregard this message and
accept apologies for the unsolicited email.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
JJ has updated perldoc.perl.org to a new look and feel:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I just (~11:30PM PDT, July 15th 2009) put into place a new source of data for our spam filtering. Hopefully this will result in less spam getting through to @cpan.org addresses, @pm.org addresses, and into the moderation queue for @perl.org mailing lists.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
One of the great things with Internap was that they were extremely proactive; the few times there was trouble in their network we'd have their mail telling about it at the same time as we got the monitoring alerts. When we unplugged all the equipment to move it a few months ago we had a voicemail from them when we came up above ground to cell phone coverage.
I'm happy to say that getting ip transit from Phyber is much of the same. Last week the MSN web crawler did ~10Mbit of traffic crawling one of the perl.org servers for a few days. When it stopped and the traffic dropped we had an email from Phyber checking in if everything was okay! We hadn't noticed that the traffic came and went, but they did. :-)
Friday, May 1, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Some of the switches between us and our uplink didn't play nice together and it made the link effectively only allow each connection to transfer at a couple megabits a second (or less!)
Monday, April 6, 2009
As part of the move a couple weeks ago the perl.org internet connection got upgraded from an often somewhat over-saturated 10Mbit connection (hey, that was pretty fast 8 years ago!) to a 100Mbit link generously provided by Phyber Communications.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The server running the nntp server and the pm.org lists has gone temporarily insane. We'll fix it in the morning.
Update: I lucked out that my "maybe this will fix it" attempt I started while going to sleep fixed it, so it was fixed shortly after breaking.
svn.perl.org and rt.cpan.org are both running a little slow right now because we're moving data around on the underlying xen instance, and it's causing IO starvation to the box. Things should be back to normal later tonight.
Monday, March 23, 2009
As you've may have already noticed, perl.org is back up. The move is complete (all 0.7 miles of it.) At this point, we believe that everything is working again (at least as well as it was before the move), but it's possible that we missed something. If you find something, please let us know at webmaster at perl.org, and we'll fix it when we wake up.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The perl.org datacenter move (that was going to happen today) has been postponed while we stabilize our network connection at the new site. The move may happen tomorrow, Sunday, March 22nd, or later this week. We'll try and remember to post here before we take things down.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
perl.org is moving... down the street.
Our wonderful colocation provider, IX2 Networks, is closing down one of their Los Angeles facilities, and we're moving to another one. We're going to be sharing a cage with YellowBot. We're looking forward to this move, as the new facility is above ground, our cell phones work, and you can even kind of see daylight if you try.
Since we're going to be physically moving our boxes, this means there will be some downtime and service unavailability. For a few hours between Thursday, March 19th and Saturday, March 21st, some perl.org (and related) services may not function for you. (We are being vague because we haven't yet decided when to actually move the hardware.) We are going to try and minimize downtime as much as we can. No email will be lost, although it may be delayed. DNS services will still work fine.
We will update http://log.perl.org as we go.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Today search.cpan.org got a tiny slightly bit faster. We're serving the CSS and images via the PantherExpress CDN, so in particular if you are in Asia/Australia or thereabout it'll all load a fraction or two of a second faster.
For the main site and search currently users in North America are served from Montréal (hosted by Weblocal), European users are served from London (hosted by Digital Craftsmen) and everyone else (most notably South America and Asia) are served from the perl.org servers in Los Angeles.