netfilter.org? (was: Re: [ANNOUNCE] iptables-1.2.4
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 12:55:44 -0700 (PDT)
--- Harald Welte <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 11:54:23AM -0700, Brad Chapman wrote:
> > Mr. Harald,
> > > http://netfilter.samba.org/iptables-1.2.4.tar.bz2
> > > http://netfilter.gnumonks.org/iptables-1.2.4.tar.bz2
> > > http://netfilter.filewatcher.org/iptables-1.2.4.tar.bz2
> > > ftp://ftp.netfilter.org/pub/iptables/iptables-1.2.4.tar.bz2
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > Where did this domain come from? This is the second time I've seen this
> > domain name.
> Where should it have come from? From a ICANN accredited domain registrar.
Ahem..... duh ;)
What I meant was, when did Rusty register it?
> Rusty reserved the domain quite some time ago. About one year ago the
> master DNS was transferred to me (gnumonks.org) and I've created a couple of
> email aliases (to be announced on the new homepage) as well as the
> ftp.netfilter.org (which has it's own IP address but is running on
> coruscant.gnumonks.org as well).
When you ever get around to getting CVS->FTP working, is that where it
will appear, somewhere in ftp.netfilter.org?
> Iptables.org is currently registered on somebody else, but he has registered
> it for us and is in the process of transferring it to me.
Will stuff in iptables.org be the same as stuff in netfilter.org?
> > And where is www.netfilter.org? Dare I hope that the new website for
> > Netfilter will appear somewhere in the netfilter.org domain?
> The general issue is that the netfilter project has no master homepage and
> no mirrors. By announcing three homepages of equal rank we try to prevent
> people from getting lost in case one of the sites is down.
> In order to stay with this past decision, we don't have much of an option.
> The only viable solution would be to do round-robin DNS (have three A records
> for www.netfilter.org).
Why? Put the master website on www.netfilter.org, mirror it to
netfilter.*.* as well as iptables.org and hold it in either your CVS at
cvs.gnumonks.org or in Samba's CVS at cvs.samba.org. That way, you have _seven_
different places to get the webpages from.
Keep the old netfilter.*.* addresses, but hide all five Web servers in a
round-robin arrangement, so that you don't know which site it's coming from. The
only drawback is keeping them all updated ATST :(
BTW, why haven't you mirrored the iptables CVS into your CVS server? It
seems logical, because if you did, you would have two mirrors for the CVS. Are
there checkout/checkin issues when transferring CVS state info from one repository
> I guess we will discuss this while meeting at Linux-Kongress 2001 (see my
> upcoming announcement).
I saw that. What will the main development topics be, if I may ask?
> > Brad
> Live long and prosper
> - Harald Welte / firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.gnumonks.org/
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