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by John Sullivan Contributions Published on Mar 09, 2010 04:11 PM
Writing by representatives of the Free Software Foundation.

Introducing the systems team summer intern

Hi! My name is Martin Dluhos and I am very fortunate to have an opportunity to intern with the systems team at the FSF this summer.

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Behind the scenes of the new GNU mailing list server

The GNU list server is a monster machine serving lists.gnu.org, lists.nongnu.org and a few other domains. Every day, it spools out over 1 million messages for 2700 mailing lists. Until April 11, our venerable list server was an 8-year old Fedora Core 2 (!) box equipped with 6 high-speed SCSI drives organized in two RAID packs to maximize I/O bandwidth. These drives were incessantly cranking every day, as Mailman forwarded incoming posts to thousands of subscribers over a saturated T1 uplink at the FSF headquarters.

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Savannah and www.gnu.org downtime

Over the weekend, Savannah was compromised. Here's a chronological account of the events:

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Silicon Mechanics to ship servers with free BIOS preinstalled

Silicon Mechanics has announced they will ship their A236 with a free BIOS -- coreboot -- preinstalled.

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What's up with lists?

An assessment of the problems encountered recently with the GNU mailing list server.

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