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Infrastructure Updates

April 19th, 2011 by

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:

  • build.opensuse.org
  • api.opensuse.org
  • hermes.opensuse.org
  • notify.opensuse.org
  • features.opensuse.org

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

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5 Responses to “Infrastructure Updates”

  1. Michal Marek

    That’s great news! :-)

  2. Stefan

    When I try to access a public feed like https://hermes.opensuse.org/feeds/62042, hermes does now require my Novell credentials for login.
    Is this a bug? If not, the public feed is not public anymore.

    • Adrian Schröter

      Yes that is a bug. However, we will not fix this one this week anymore. I need to check with Klaas on the hermes integration next week.

      • Stefan

        Glad to hear that. Then I will try again next week.
        Good luck for your fixing activities!

  3. Guido

    Since yesterday I get an authorization-dialog popping up on my KDE-desktop that asks for credentials to hermes.opensuse.org. It’s the first time that I saw it, I have never used it. Might that be related? If not, do you have an idea who I may ask?

    (See also http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/458391-nagging-authorization-dialogs-hermes-opensuse-org-out-nowhere.html)