[MUD-Dev] ADMIN: We're moving again
J C Lawrence
claw at varesearch.com
Mon Sep 27 15:04:48 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999
Writing as list owner:
Kanga.Nu is about to again, this time to a a new box. The old
AlphaStation is beginning to show its age and Larry McVoy is far too
happy with it for BitKeeper development for me to deny him. The new
box is a dual PIII with 512Meg RAM and four 9Gig SCSI Ultra-III
drives in a 2U rackmount -- a lot more colo happy than the current
The move should happen by or before this coming weekend. It won't
happen before the 1st of October.
All your mailman passwords will probably change. You may also
lose your subscription configuration (digest, nomail, etc).
Sorry. The current MailMan installation has some accumulated
dust that is best cleaned by a reinstall rather than moving the
list configs over. MailMan will be sending you your current
subscription data and passwords before the move so you can
re-implement them with the new system. We have just under 600
subscribers now. I will try and make sure I copy over all the
configs, but I'm not going to promise perfection.
All subscriptions that are set to NOMAIL and are not also HIDDEN
will be removed. Why? I had MailMan configured to NOMAIL
addresses that bounce until I was happy that the feature worked
well enough to rely on. I'm now happy. If you have an account
set to NOMAIL, also set it HIDDEN and I won't delete it.
Search will work. UdmSearch is testing out well at almost
three times faster than WebGlimpse, and without WebGlimpse's
scaling problems. Its a little less featured than WebGlimpse
(it loses the context quotes for instance), but adds some
language sensitivity (it understands affixes, refixes,
inflections etc). The big change is that the entire site, all
archives, etc, get indexed under a single index. Happily
adding "MUD-Dev &" to your search string will keep your search
within the MUD-Dev archives. There are instructions to this
effect on the new search page.
All the list archives will need to be regenned to show the new
search features. This may take a few days after the initial
The FTP archives will be growing again. If you'd like to assist
in maintaining them, even if only for your files or just to
provide a handy mirror, please drop me a direct email.
A Yahoo-style set of MUD resources with locally mirrored copies
(links to both local mirrors and the original site) is being
tested. If it works well enough it will be open to user
submissions via web form etc. Anything that is fair game for
MUD-Dev would be grist for the mill. This is intended to
fulfill the promise of the Kanga.Nu Library and to finally
provide the documentary backdrop for MUD-Dev that the archives
don't quite satisfy.
J C Lawrence Life: http://www.kanga.nu/ Home: claw at kanga.nu
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