Our long beloved juggernaut of a server, Assmule, has seen its final days. Assmule has been retired as of April 18. Echelon was retired on April 21. We’re making room in the cabinet (and more important: circuit breaker) for another, beefier server to serve as a footprint for future accounts. So far here’s the checklist.
Built off Helios’ existing configuration. It will have the same excellent throughput and responsiveness, and with the following enhancements:
- RHEL 7/CentOS 6.5 – contingent upon CentOS releasing 7RC1 in time
- distributed shared IP addresses – primitive DoS mitigation for accounts without a unique IP address (SSL), because the last DoS during Snowpocalypse had me thinking… Sadly this is a real thing in Georgia
- nodejs, mongodb available within accounts without the need to compile
- Python 3
- Ruby 2.1 for Rails 4
- Possible: RPM management, sudo access for master account; nearing VPS flexibility. Layered filesystem permits this, but it will extend the testing phase a couple months
Clients can chime in with ideas until the server is put into production around June. So now is a great time to pitch some ideas for niggling things that been bothering you for so long. Make a change!