[Rack] webserver access

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Thu Dec 30 07:34:10 PST 2010


It would just be really awesome if we didn't have another UserVoice episode.


"Jonathan Lassoff" <jof at thejof.com> wrote:

>On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com>
>wrote:
>> On 12/29/2010 7:09 PM, Rubin Abdi wrote:
>>> Hi there. As a member of Noisebridge I would appreciate it if you
>did not setup a Diaspora server, or anything else to use inplace of the
>mailing list for communication for the space. Please stop before I rm
>-Rf /* pony. Thanks.
>>>
>>
>> Where's your spirit of "do-ocracy"?
>> Doesn't something belong to noisebridge once its donated to
>noisebridge?
>> If that's the case, pony should be fair game for whatever anybody
>wants
>> to hack on it.
>
>Personally, I kinda agree with Patrick here (sorry Rubin and Jake).
>
>Patrick, Benny -- if you want to setup a Disapora instance at
>Noisebridge, I think that's totally your prerogative and I'd like to
>help you with anything you need (VLANs on the switches, system
>configuration, etc).
>
>That being said, Pony is a terrible place to host anything
>Internet-facing. While it does have a static address and a ton of
>local storage, the connectivity it has to the Internet is shared with
>everyone else in the space and is what users use to get online (and
>it's VERY marginal bandwidth, at that). It's original design goal was
>to host things for users within the space.
>If this becomes a popular service for use outside of Noisebridge,
>it'll probably hose anyone's ability to get online at any decent
>speeds.
>
>Please consider setting up an external service (there are some free
>options out there -- check out the AWS free tier, or Chunkhost which
>is having a free beta).
>If you can setup some Chef recipes or scripts to setup the service on
>a given distribution, and take some regular backups -- migrating from
>one host to another should become closer to trivial.
>
>My suggestion: let's work on setting up a VM (on your laptop, or even
>pony) that has the configuration that you're looking for an then, once
>it's in a place you guys like -- move it to a real hosting provider.
>
>My two cents -- let me know how I can help Noisebridge be an
>infrastructure provider for making awesome happen.
>
>Cheers,
>jof
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