Services restored

All services are back online, however I may have to do this reboot again tomorrow after I replace the other disk in the fileserver, if it does not properly replace it as it’s supposed to.

Services back online

Not sure what happened, it looks like vmware did something strange as the file server was actually ok. Of course it picks a time I’m out of town for the week, but things seem to be back up….

Fileserver down

The new fileserver that the vms are on has apparently crashed while I’m out of town for the week.  I have someone taking a look, but services may be down until mid-next week…

Agora back online

Agora is now running on the SSD based NAS and some directories re-arranged.  It should be stable itself, though I’m still working on moving services to new machines.

Mail migration starting

I’ve got a mail proxy setup to make the transition to a new mail server more transparent.  The only thing you should need to do (and only if you use a mail program rather than webmail, and aren’t a shell user using /bin/mail, mutt or pine), is change the server from to and change the username from just <username> to <username>  (If you’re using as your email address, you should start geting people to use instead – agora will be retired eventually.  Use as your login; will be an alias for the time being).  No other changes should be needed, and you shouldn’t even notice the transition when it occurs once you do that.

For reference, the mail settings you should be using in mail programs are:




Port: 993, SSL





Port: 587, STARTTLS required

Authentication required


Do not use POP. It will bite you, even though it works mostly. It can’t handle the modern world and shouldn’t be used even if we weren’t doing a migration, and in the transition, it will duplicate mail and have other unpleasant side effects.

New site

I’ve moved to a new server that supports IPv6 and is running current software.  The secondary nameserver ( has moved here as well.  The default wordpress theme has changed considerably, but since this is just informational, the clean and simple format is probably appropriate, even if it’s a little uglier.