In a little over a week it will be World IPv6 day. This day is meant to call attention to the fact that IPv4 addresses have run out and the web has to move on to IPv6. openSUSE will be part of this initiative, joining the ranks of Google, Yahoo and Facebook in making sure its infrastructure is IPv6 capable on June 8th. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Infrastructure’ Category
The openSUSE Build Service Team has decided to rename its cutting-edge packaging- and distribution build technology to Open Build Service. The new name, while maintaining the well-known OBS acronym, signals its open and cross-distribution nature. (more…)
Sorry, but we expect our main mailing-lists server (lists.opensuse.org) and our features server (features.opensuse.org) to stay down for some more minutes than expected: the systems reported a file system corruption and running a file system check right now.
Expected recovery time: Thu May 26 12:00:00 CEST 2011
We apologize for any inconvenience.
We will have a service outage this Saturday (30 April) due to work on power supply in one of our server rooms. As result, the infrastructure in front of the following services will not be reachable on that day:
The content on download.opensuse.org will come from a fall back system and will not get updated during Saturday evening.
We had way too many server downtimes during the last month in our infrastructure. These were caused by an unreliable login proxy. We have now developed and setup a new login proxy and use it for the following sites:
We hope that this new proxy is working reliably now. The new proxy is open source and source code can be found on gitorious.org. A future version of the openSUSE Build Service (OBS) (not 2.3) will come with this proxy as authentication mechanism as well.
For the openSUSE Build Service, another change is that we switched to apache and the passenger module on our productive system, following the new default of OBS 2.3. This should also fix some cases of invalid http answers.
In short, we have changed some key parts of our infrastructure and introduced a new login proxy, so there might still be some pitfalls. But we have it under our control now and can debug and even fix any issue with it. In case of problems, please speak up on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list.
Your make-OBS-stable-team, Michael Schröder, Stephan Kulow and Adrian Schröter
Update from 14:30 UTC: The problem is solved.
We want to let you know that we are aware about an invalid SSL certificate on some of our servers behind the https protocol. This is the case most of the time at least between 04:00 until 11:00 CET today.
We took down some of our services temporarily after getting aware of this. Affected services were
The issue is reported to our service provider maintaining the proxy who delivers this certificate.
I hope everybody of you will continue not to trust invalid certifications for our services. It can always be a man-in-the-middle-attack and especially when submitting passwords or sensitive data like source code it is not acceptable. So please continue to miss-trust invalid certificates on our servers.
If you are really in a timezone where it’s still before March 31st 23:59 then…
We are currently facing problems with the the following openSUSE services:
Please contact email@example.com with any queries.
Your openSUSE Admins
Update 2011-03-28 10:30 UTC: Everything is working again.
Update 2011-03-28 13:44 UTC: The login system is a bit unstable at the moment and might be occasionally unavailable for a few minutes again, they will be back soon. We’re working on getting everything running smoothly again.
Yesterday, openSUSE 11.4 saw the light of day. This release introduced some awesome new features and this was noticed by Linux users on social media and the press around the world. Of course we’ve got a huge spike in visits but also the number of downloads has been enormous, almost twice as much as for the openSUSE 11.3 release! (more…)