[racket-dev] server availability

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Jan 21 07:22:59 EST 2011

Thanks for the comments, Neil. Do you have any specific
recommendations on how to avoid these problems?

(Eli can comment more, but the current downtime is because the machine
that runs planet (and a bunch of other services) was hacked and its
operating system is being re-installed now. We're not sure when it
will be back.)


On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> I've noticed PLT/Racket servers down a few times over the years.
> I don't know how frequent the downtime is, but I could imagine downtime of
> the PLaneT server in particular being disconcerting to someone whose
> software depends on PLaneT.
> If anyone is thinking about server availability, for PLaneT, also keep in
> mind that there is still opportunity to improve the security and trust of
> PLaneT, and that how you choose to improve availability might complicate
> improving security.
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