Debian upgrades main FTP server
May 21st, 2000
The Debian Project has upgraded its main FTP server, ftp.debian.org. Thanks to Atipa Linux Solutions who donated new hardware and services to upgrade the existing machine. The upgrade consists of two new 9G hard drives to complement the existing three drives in the RAID5 system as well as 512Meg of ECC RAM. This upgraded machine will allow Debian to continue to provide its full archive to the public and service the increased demand.
At the same step the machine was moved to a new location, provided by Gigabell AG. The machine is now colocated on a 100Mbit port at their New York facility and is connected directly to their high-speed international backbone. "We are happy to provide the service," states Jan Czmok, Senior Network Engineer at Gigabell, "and to help the open source community grow."
While ftp.debian.org was being upgraded, FTP service was provided by SourceForge hosted at VA Linux Systems. SourceForge mirrors all of Debian and many other distributions as a service to the community.
Debian wishes to thank all of the contributors of the system and hosting site as well as the developers who invested time and effort into testing and configuring the system for Debian's network. The Debian project especially thanks MindSpring Enterprises, Inc., an Atlanta based Internet Service Provider, for hosting the FTP server before.