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 vmail.rdrop.com to mail.rdrop.com and change the username from just <username> to <username>@rdrop.com.  (If you’re using @agora.rdrop.com as your email address, you should start geting people to use @rdrop.com instead – agora will be retired eventually.  Use @rdrop.com as your login; agora.rdrop.com 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:

Incoming:

IMAP

Server: mail.rdrop.com

Port: 993, SSL

Username: username@rdrop.com

Outgoing

SMTP

Server: mail.rdrop.com

Port: 587, STARTTLS required

Authentication required

Username: username@rdrop.com

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 status.rdrop.com to a new server that supports IPv6 and is running current software.  The secondary nameserver (ns2.rdrop.com) 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.