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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 less active in my duties.  So I am going to be looking for a partner administrator.  If there was a second person to take care of new applications and to help members solve problems, then neither of us would feel the pressure of having to be available 100% of the time.  It would also be great if said person would pay 50% of the rental cost, but that is not a must.

For all members who have been patiently waiting, and for all new applicants who applied after the fire, please know that I will contact you when the new server is up.  I have not lost any application so you don't have to re-apply.

I am hoping to get the new server running by June 1st at the latest.

Category: Server Status 




Posted on : June 02, 2018

welcome back man and have a beautiful summer, your bnc rocks!

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