John Ackermann N8UR
2018-06-06 18:17:41 UTC
Some of you may know that febo.com lives on leased hardware at a data
center. That hardware is now at its end of service life, which means it
won't be supported if it breaks. After pondering the options for a
replacement, I've decided that it's time to move away from dedicated
hardware toward cloud-based services, and to offload some of the
sysadmin responsibilities to people who know what they are doing.
As part of that, the febo.com mailing lists will be moving to a new list
hosting provider. I'm working to make the transition as seamless as
possible. You will not need to resubscribe to the mailing lists, or
change any list settings. The lists will continue to use the Mailman
software and web interface, and will work just as they have been.
However, the address for posting messages will change. Instead of
sending to, for example, "firstname.lastname@example.org" you'll now send to
"email@example.com" -- just adding "lists." to the domain.
The new addresses should be working now. On June 15, the old addresses
will stop working; all postings after that date need to be to
Around July 1, the lists will move to the new hosting company. We will
probably turn the lists off for a day or two during that transition, and
I'll send a note when that is about to happen. When the lists come
back, you should see no further changes.
A note about the list archives, which have been accessible by going to,
for example, "https://www.febo.com/pipermail/time-nuts", and which
Google does a pretty good job of indexing. Going forward, the archive
URL will change as well, using the lists.febo.com domain. That may
impact search results until Google indexes the new site. I'll maintain
the existing archives as of the cutover date at the old URL to mitigate
the problem. Between June 15 and July 1, archive access may be a bit flaky.
This change will improve the reliability of the mailing lists, and
remove several single points of failure. It should allow the lists to
continue indefinitely into the future. I hope that the transition
doesn't cause you too much inconvenience. If you have any questions or
concerns, please contact me directly at ***@febo.com.
time-nuts mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org
To unsubscribe, go to https://www.febo.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/time-nuts
and follow the instructions there.