DocBook.org is moving

Volume 7, Issue 218; 20 Dec 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

I really like my ISP, my real one, BerkshireNet, not the cable company that actually sends bits into my house these days. They've always been good to me and it seems only fair to return the courtesy so I'm moving things around.

I really like my ISP, my real one, BerkshireNet, not the cable company that actually sends bits into my house these days. They've always been good to me and it seems only fair to return the courtesy. I'm hogging more than my share of disk space for my current level of service, so I'm moving things around.

The cheapest way for me to fix the problem is to move docbook.org down into my closet. I'm gambling that the added traffic on that machine won't cause it, or its connection to the web, to meltdown. If I lose that gamble, I'll have to find some other answer.

I'm only telling you this for two reasons:

  1. There may be some glitches in service for docbook.org at some point in the next few days as the DNS gets moved around. It may also very occasionally fall off the net as norman.walsh.name does when the cable company reconfigures my IP address and for whatever reason the automatic update tool doesn't fire. (That happens, but so infrequently that I've been unable to debug it.)

    I suppose, if I do lose that gamble, it could fall off the web for a while. But I'll certainly be blogging a plea for help if it does. If you're reading this, you'll likely read that too.

  2. If you have a couple of hundred megabytes of disk space and some connectivity to give away, maybe it's time to setup some mirrors. Send me mail if you're interested.

This has been a public service announcement. We now return you to your regularly scheduled reading, already in progress…

Comments

I still remember (rather naively) asking Norm which part of Berkshire he lived in! With such an isp, he *must surely* be English... No? Ah well. Live and learn.

—Posted by Dave Pawson on 21 Dec 2004 @ 03:46 UTC #