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By: falcon | July 07, 2018

I have rented a VPS as of today.  It is Debian 9 64-bit.  I need to get the home folders uploaded and then process all the pending applications.  I can see there are a lot of duplicates, so again, please don't re-apply until I announce that I'm caught up.  And of course my depression has to be getting in the way as I take on the task of getting it all going again.


Once the basic configuration is done I will be available on IRC again.


Thanks for your patience!

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Tags: downtime 

By: falcon | April 07, 2018

I have been thinking about the first year of running YFS and what I need to improve on. The first and foremost issue is finances.  I thought it would be smart to re-use an old laptop for the shell server, but because the cost of a residential Internet connection is way more per system than at a data centre, I am going to have to run YFS on a virtual private server.


Even if I go ahead with my plan to make a CentOS server available as an option for members who prefer to work on that system, having two (or five) VPSes will still be cheaper than what I was paying for my own Internet connection.


Secondly, in reflecting on my performance as an administrator for this service, I see that there are times when I am more active and times where I am...

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By: falcon | November 22, 2017

There was a fire at my house. It started in the bedroom next to mine and luckily I was home to notice it when nobody else was.  I called the fire department and they put it out before it could spread to other areas of the house.


Because of the remaining dampness from the fire department putting out the fire, I was asked to unplug all the outlets on the side of my room closest to the affected area.  This includes unplugging the laptop that was the free shell server.


This means the free shell service will be suspended indefinitely until I get the okay to plug my electronics back in - and even then, I might have to subsequently move out temporarily for repairs to be done to the structure of the house.


All I can say is I'm sorry for this...

Category: Server Status 

Tags: shell, server, downtime 

By: falcon | June 21, 2017

Due to health-related problems, I was away throughout the month of May and the first three weeks of June. I could not attend to the server and it went offline due to a power outage at my residence.


I am sorry for the disruption of service and I do not foresee any major interruption in the future.


Annoyingly, the dynamic address provider has stolen the address from me while I was away.  I have had to pick the new address, yfs1.sytes.net, for the time being.  After a few months, the dynamic address provider will release the original address (probably giving up that I am not going to pay for their service) and I will be able to go back to that.

Category: Server Status 

Tags: shell, server