[App_rpt-users] AllStarLink status

David KE6UPI dshaw at ke6upi.com
Wed Jan 25 12:22:14 EST 2017


Thank you Steve and the others for your hard work on this. Long Live
AllStar.

David
KE6UPI

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 9:15 AM, John <wb5nfc at gmail.com> wrote:

> Steve,
>
> For those of us who would like to make a monetary contribution to the ASL
> system, is the mechanism in place to do so? We appreciate all of the effort
> involved in this project...
>
> John
> WB5NFC
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 25, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Steve Zingman <szingman at msgstor.com> wrote:
> >
> > It's been about 1 month since Jim's passing. I want to update everyone
> as to the status of AllStarLink now and going forward.
> >
> > Let me say first, AllStarLink will continue to thrive and move into the
> future. The steps we have taken, and will take, guarantee that. Never again
> will any one person have to scramble to pay a server bill, add to the DNS
> or renew the domain name.
> >
> > Our first step was to identify the hosts and domains involved in the
> infrastructure of ASL. We have done that. I have implemented a monitoring
> system to notify us when we have a problem with a host. The monitoring as
> of today is a basic available / not available system. I am adding the
> monitoring of services specific to the host. That can be HTTP, IAX, SIP,
> CPU load, Disk in use etc. At a later date, I will make a page available to
> all that can be checked for overall health of the entire ASL infrastructure.
> >
> > The servers need rebuilding. The services need redistribution. Standards
> need to be set. This will take time. Mission critical servers will have a
> hot backup. In case of failure a standby server will take over until
> repairs can be made. All servers will have a offsite cold backup. Data will
> be daily coped to a remote storage array.
> >
> > We are moving all services off of ohnosec.org. Thanks to Steve R for
> keeping it going through the transition. The first step is move the
> maillist app_rpt-users. It has been migrated to lists.allstarlink.org.
> The archives are intact and old archives from lists.illiana.net from Dec
> 2005 to Oct 2008 were added. For the time being, mail sent to
> app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org will go to the new list.
> >
> > An existing user on on the ohnosec list is valid with his existing
> password and subscription on app_rpt-users at allstarlink.org.
> >
> > A message posted to app_rpt-users at allstarlink.org will appear on the
> archive <http://lists.allstarlink.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/app_
> rpt-users>
> >
> > A message posted to app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org will also appear on the
> archive <http://lists.allstarlink.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/app_
> rpt-users>
> >
> > The archive on <http://ohnosec.org/pipermail/app_rpt-users/> will not
> be updated by any posts.
> >
> > The main website allstarlink.org is being rewritten. It is a slow
> tedious project. Great attention is being paid to the look, feel and
> consistency. As with all thing ASL, the source will be archived and
> available.
> >
> > The next thing to move will be the Drupal (Knowledge Base) We may move
> this to a wiki or some other form that lends itself better to being updated
> by the community.
> >
> > I have copied the source code repository from SVN to github. This is the
> complete source code repository with history. Any changes to the official
> source code will happen on github. Moving from SVN to git will allow more
> people to contribute ideas and fixes in the future.
> > The github repository is at <https://github.com/AllStarLink> There are
> of course off site backups done daily.
> >
> > A small group of professionals are starting to review the code. The
> first step will be to add comments and documentation. We need a better base
> of information to carry this forward. LOTS more on this to come.
> >
> > A not for profit organization has been created. For the first year, we
> are keeping the directors to a minimum. I do not want a large unwieldy
> group trying to manage things. I do not want to have to try to "turn a
> battle ship" just to get something done. AllStarLink Inc. will hold the
> domain name, pay for server space and handle any other administrative tasks
> that are needed.
> >
> > More to follow...
> >
> > 73, Steve N4IRS
> >
> > --
> > "Real programmers use vi, that's why I use nano"
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