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New server

The server migration is taking a bit longer than expected, but I hope it’s going to get done tonight. While the scripts are doing their work I’m going to write a bit about the changes that will be introduced with … Continue reading

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Server migration

Today at 18.00 CET I’m going to attempt to migrate Blinkenshell to the new server that I’ve been working on. At 18.00, all processes will be killed and all logins will be disabled. Please exit all your running processes (screens … Continue reading

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IRC Network and NickServ

As you probably have noticed NickServ disappeared from our little IRC network a while back. I’m not sure of the reason behind this, the guy who hosted it hasn’t been online for a long time and doesn’t answer to email. … Continue reading

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Server pics

I’ve got most of the parts for the new server now (only missing one cable), here are some pictures! The chassi for the new server, “Fractal Define R2”. Installed the motherboard, Supermicro X8SIE-LN4 and PSU. Processor (Intel Xeon 3440) and … Continue reading

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New Server Hardware Ordered

It’s done, I ordered the sever parts a couple of days ago! 🙂 The final build: Xeon X3440 (Lynnfield-based, 2.5GHz, Quad Core, 2MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache) 8 GB DDR3 1333MHz ECC RAM Supermicro motherboard 2x 1TB Seagate 7200.12 … Continue reading

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(Late) 3-Year Anniversary

Yes, it’s true! Blinkenshell has been online for more than 3 years already, it’s hard to believe. The domain name blinkenshell.org was actually registered on the 10th of August 2006. We’ve certainly had our ups and downs, but we’ve survived … Continue reading

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No backups for a while

I’m going to move to a new apartment tomorrow, which means the server Fuji will be taken down. Fuji is mainly used for backups and monitoring, and is not critical for the main service of Blinkenshell. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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WordPress Permalinks via Reverse Proxy

I’ve been having some problems with WordPress and Reverse Proxy, but it seems like most problems are quite easy to fix (check Howto/Wordpress if you’re interested). There is however one problem which I can’t seem to figure out. When enabling … Continue reading

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New SSL Certificate for HTTPS

I’ve updated the SSL certificate for Blinkenshell today. Before, HTTPS was only available for webmail and phpmyadmin, but now the main wiki is also available via HTTPS. I recommend using the HTTPS version of the site if you want to … Continue reading

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Kernel upgrade (and autostart-setup)

I’m going to make an attempt at upgrading the kernel on the server from 2.6.22 to 2.6.27 tomorrow, 8 January 2009. I’m going to start at about 12 CET. Hopefully it won’t take too long, but I suspect there might … Continue reading

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