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Welcome to the New Slashdot Chicago Cluster

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the its-been-a-long-time-coming dept.

Slashdot.org 149

Thanks to everyone who tested on Friday, as well as to all of SourceForge's netops crew, our corporate overlords at SourceForge for paying the bill, and of course all the engineers on Slashteam- Jamie McCarthy, Tim Vroom, Chris Nandor, Chris Brown, and Scott Collins, we are now running on the new iron in a cage in Chicago. We'll run a story in a few days about the ridiculously overpowered new hardware we have now, but now is the part of sprockets where we dance.

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Touch my monkey! (4, Funny)

schon (31600) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533307)

now is the part of sprockets where we dance.
Touch my monkey!

!news (-1, Troll)

poopdeville (841677) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533343)

Please tag this story !news.

Re:!news (2, Interesting)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533427)

Please tag this story !news.

Actually, this is news. Slashdot is snappy as hell for me, which I haven't seen in a long time. Nice work.

Oh wait, that just means I'm going to run into the lameness filter that much faster...

/sad panda

Re:!news (5, Funny)

The Clockwork Troll (655321) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533687)

This is absolutely news.

Finally, Slashdot has the highly redundant replicated infrastructure worthy of their highly redundant, replicated article topics.

Re:!news (1)

Rhinobird (151521) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533751)

You owe me a new keyboard. And a coke.

Re:!news (4, Funny)

tepples (727027) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533877)

You owe me a new keyboard. And a coke.
Can't help you with the keyboard, but here's the coke [dumbphotos.com] .

Re:!news (2, Funny)

nightglider28 (1243916) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533799)

Oh, how I wish I could use my mod points on this.

Re:!news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23535161)

And here I was imaginging somewhere deep in the /. organization ...

"Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL website! [flips switch] Slashdot at will, CmdrTaco!"

Way to burst my bubble.

Re:!news (4, Funny)

ari_j (90255) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533961)

Screw that. Tag it touchmymonkey. Do it, you know you want to!

Re:Touch my monkey! (1)

Divebus (860563) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533359)

Very quick on the SNL [wikipedia.org] reference! Kudos. I had forgotten about that.

We'll run a story in a few days about the ridiculously overpowered new hardware we have now...
...so that only Slashdot can't be Slashdotted, I'm sure.

Re:Touch my monkey! (1)

explosivejared (1186049) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533379)

Your monkey has become tiresome. Ehhh.

Re:Touch my monkey! (0, Troll)

Phybertekie (975815) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535035)

That sure sounds like alotta gerbils they have running on that wheel in the server. I hope they have anti Gere software running.

Down time? (2, Interesting)

russlar (1122455) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533319)

I tried to log on around 2300 EDT Saturday, and the connection timed out. Was the downtime planned, or did Neal eat the wires again?

Re:Down time? (2, Informative)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533341)

Yes, to both questions. Neal always has a snack around that time.

Finally! (1)

stox (131684) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533333)

Slashdot moves to the true center of the Tech Universe!

We expect to see the entire Slashdot team at Bluesfest and Taste this year.

Re:Finally! (5, Insightful)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533739)


    Chicago is the center of the universe? :)

    Actually, my work is considering where to move it's servers. It involves a HUGE amount of fact finding. Chicago is one of the places they want stuff, but that's for customer reasons, not for "center of the universe" reasons. Our locations are chosen based on current customer usage, and statistical information I gathered at previous jobs. When you have 8 million users/day from around the world, those demographics stick in your head real well. :)

    In my research, I found the best places to be are.

    New York City. 111 8th ave, 60 Hudson, or 25 Broadway. The selection would be based on provider interconnects and availability. Some providers service all three locations with their own private interconnects, so it really doesn't matter.

    Los Angeles. One Wilshire, or one of a few select locations nearby, again with private interconnects to One Wilshire.

    Miami. Near or at 1 NE First St.

    Chicago. Near or at 427 S La Salle St

    The runners up are:

    Chicago
    San Jose
    Amsterdam
    Frankfurt
    London
    Paris
    Tokyo/Osaka

    In time, I'd like to have equipment in all of those locations. Or we can go the Akamai route, and put stuff anywhere there's a rack. :) I swear, they're everywhere I've had an opportunity to wander the colo space.

    For just about any provider of English based contact, the rankings of customer location by major geographic area are:

    North East United States
    South East United States
    Europe
    Western United States

    Obviously that would be skewed for the content. For example, a Japanese speaking site, with local interest content would be best placed near JPNAP in Tokyo or Osaka. Likewise, a Russian site with say daily weather reports of Siberia would probably want to be in Chelyabinsk, Russia, and you probably want to use Rostelecom.

    I noticed that Slashdot is now using Savvis. They were offering an amazingly cheap deal on bandwidth recently. I wasn't actively pursuing the bandwidth side, I was looking for the physical location side where my providers of choice would be. I'd be willing to bet they're in the Telegraph building. I'm curious now to who's suite they're in. :)

Re:Finally! (1)

rkohutek (122839) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533845)

Indeed, all of my traceroutes from all over end terminating via Savvis, and that makes me cry.

Re:Finally! (1)

Koutarou (38114) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535213)

DIX-IE and JPIX (and NSPIXP3 if Osaka is your thing) are the must-be-present-at IXes in Japan. I'd very nearly but not quite prioritize even MEX over JPNAP.

Oh thats why I had to log back in... (1)

3seas (184403) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533337)

... several times.... before it took.

Congrats. And hopefully it won't be the kind of upgrade the last four ISPs I've delt with did..... an upgrade to less... quite the opposite of the claims.

Obvious question... (4, Interesting)

JustinOpinion (1246824) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533347)

So... what is going to happen to the old hardware? Are you going to going to scrap them? Hand them over to sourceforge? Sell them to another company?

Or auction them off to your readership for charity?

Re:Obvious question... (4, Informative)

Precision (1410) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533375)

Most of the old hardware is exactly that.. really old hardware.. some will be repurposed.. but most will be scrapped.

Re:Obvious question... (2, Funny)

nospam007 (722110) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533661)

In Chicago servers get stolen, perhaps you should keep them a bit longer.

Re:Obvious question... (4, Funny)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533837)

What you need to do is switch the faceplates so it looks like the old hardware has the new faceplates, so you can stand to lose the "new" hardware without really losing anything of value.

Re:Obvious question... (3, Funny)

Provocateur (133110) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535093)

So when will you break the news to The Robotic Overlord that he is NOT really new, but made of scrap parts, and we only had a new faceplate riveted in, and implanted 1 Gig's worth of fake memories, huh? Huh?

So that when he asks, Is this all true? You reply with a sardonic tone, Remember all those dupes?

Re:Obvious question... (1)

cheater512 (783349) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533761)

It can handle a constant slashdotting. It cant be that bad. :P

Re:Obvious question... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23535131)

Scrapped? If that means tossed away as useless, I hope not.

Even if it is old, in an on-line auction people might pay some big money to "own a piece of /." for charity. Heck, if it still works some people would fire the hardware up again to host their own, lowly server.

Re:Obvious question... (1)

dorath (939402) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533411)

On behalf of my wife, please offer to hook up the ladies over at The Nest. [thenest.com] Perhaps they'll date you just long enough [dilbert.com] for you to get the hardware set up.

Wife: Does Slashdot ever slow down this bad?

Me: No honey, Slashdot *causes* slowdowns that bad.

Re:Obvious question... (2, Funny)

az1324 (458137) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534339)

I heard Twitter might be in the market.

OH NO! (3, Funny)

Dr.D.IS.GREAT (1249946) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533365)

Oh no! Cowboy neal's porno cluster is up and running, its a damn shame to see 100tb of porn just laying around....

Re:OH NO! (2, Insightful)

moderatorrater (1095745) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533519)

If only there were a large, dedicated community of introverts who could help him!

The only down side is that we might scare away NewYorkCountryLawyer since he has morals and standards. There's a good chance we'd get a lot of RIAA lawyers to the site, though...

No more \.ing? (1)

rtyhurst (460717) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533367)

So, no more \.ing \.?

Re:No more \.ing? (3, Funny)

dotancohen (1015143) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533873)

So, no more \.ing \.?
No. Now we will hear about the update process on thedailywtf.

SourceForge (4, Funny)

friedo (112163) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533373)

So now that SourceForge has upgraded Slashdot's fancy-pants hardware, when are they actually going to make sourceforge.net not suck so much?

Just kidding. I love you guys.

But seriously, sourceforge.net sucks balls.

this would make a disturbing home video (1)

vandelais (164490) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533381)

Here they have come across the body of a server, which in itself is not so disturbing. Until it is turned over to reveal... Ants!

Re:this would make a disturbing home video (1)

gbjbaanb (229885) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533579)

oh no. disturbing is when you open the casing to find... spiders.

Re:this would make a disturbing home video (2, Funny)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534193)

Red ones.

Re:this would make a disturbing home video (1)

erayd (1131355) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535033)

They're back... [xkcd.com]

Re:this would make a disturbing home video (1)

that this is not und (1026860) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533843)

We have an 'Ant Infestation Test' work instruction at work. The test involves ordering these special lab-grade ants from some lab at Purdue...

Congratulations! (2)

Hacksaw (3678) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533389)

Upgrades are hard and require smarts and planning. Congratulations, I wish you good ROI.

how much for the old gear? (1)

mr_smyrf (533492) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533391)

seriously i need more iron! for my little data center.

description of the process? (4, Interesting)

SethJohnson (112166) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533393)



Do you guys have a description of the migration steps hidden away in a journal somewhere?

Appreciatively,

Seth

Re:description of the process? (1)

lordkuri (514498) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533521)

Well, it looks like they're in the new Equinix facility that's about 2 miles from my house right now.

Anyone care to pass me the cage number so I can go visit my hardware and take some pics? ;-)

I cannot reply (4, Funny)

I Like Pudding (323363) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533395)

For I am but a head in a rusty metal box.

I cannot moderate (1)

m0llusk (789903) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533477)

It says I have points, but I cannot elevate this box! :(

Search? (2, Informative)

Das Auge (597142) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533421)

Well, the search feature isn't working.

Re:Search? (4, Funny)

Farmer Tim (530755) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533599)

Well, the search feature isn't working.

So everything's back to normal.

Sounds like a challenge (1)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533431)

We'll run a story in a few days about the ridiculously overpowered new hardware we have now, but now is the part of sprockets where we dance.

All we need is a fake story on the new Apple Newton v2 covered in grits to see how overpowered it is. :P

Re:Sounds like a challenge (2, Funny)

corsec67 (627446) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533453)

Add Natalie Portman as the spokesperson, and that would indeed be quite a test of new hardware.

Re:Sounds like a challenge (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533851)

Add Natalie Portman as the spokesperson, and that would indeed be quite a test of new hardware.

But I don't know if getting hot grits in the ports is a good thing or a bad thing.

so its a new server AND I have mod points but .. (1)

waterwingz (68802) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533443)

.. apparently I can't use my mod points for postings about the new server. Interesting.

Re:so its a new server AND I have mod points but . (1)

cgraeff (1098129) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533871)

same problem here ... pretty weird to see all comments with 2 points at most :)

Re:so its a new server AND I have mod points but . (2, Informative)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533967)

I am guessing that whatever magic hex string is used for creating authentication keys/session keys/cookie keys, or whatever is not the same as it was before.

No, I can't explain better than that, those details are for sys admins to deal with. I just know enough to be dangerous.

Grats... (1)

Datamonstar (845886) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533451)

... on yer new loot. Getting new over powered stuff is fun in games or in real life.

Sprockets? (2, Insightful)

Doofus (43075) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533457)

How many people are going to get the Sprockets reference? I can't tell if I'm laughing at the reference, or laughing at myself for finding it strangely amusing. It's frightening that a reference, on Slashdot, to a 20-year-old SNL skit makes me chuckle. Zoiks.

Re:Sprockets? (1)

klokop (614549) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533559)

I dont't get it... the thing about the sprockets. It's the latest meme? Is it?

Re:Sprockets? (1)

pudge (3605) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533651)

It was the latest meme almost 20 years ago :-)

Re:Sprockets? (1)

dwater (72834) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533765)

SNL?

Re:Sprockets? (1)

sir fer (1232128) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533965)

I live in New Zealand and I get it ;o)

Good work /. team, no worries down under

False. (5, Funny)

Kwirl (877607) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533467)

In the computer world, there is no such thing as 'ridiculously overpowered'.

Can your servers run Crysis on max settings? :P lol

Re:False. (1)

binaryspiral (784263) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533577)

I'd mod you up for being funny... but I can't - site's broken. :(

Paying the bills (3, Interesting)

LinuxInDallas (73952) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533487)

Speaking of paying the bills, I have always wondered what it costs to maintain a website like Slashdot. Does anyone know what the cost of webhosting a site this large might be?

Re:Paying the bills (3, Funny)

Slashdot Suxxors (1207082) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533811)

100 Gold a month.

Re:Paying the bills (5, Informative)

azuretek (708981) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534049)

Having worked for many large websites that have a boat load of visitors every day I think I can give a little insight. (As well as having worked for many web hosting datacenters)

More than likely they have a good deal on bandwdith, assume they use 500Mbps a month, a traceroute from seattle shows they're using at least savvis as one provider. We can safely say they're probably paying no more than $18.00USD per month per Mbps. These are prices a small time carrier might get, they may be paying more and who knows how many other providers they're paying for or if they just buy a blend from their colo center.

Lets put that price at: $9000/month so far

Then you factor in the floor usage, normally you can get a full rack for about 2000 with 40a. I'm willing to bet they use at least 60a per rack, add in another 500. Plus they say they have a cage, they charge extra per square foot, a guess would put the cage at an extra 1000 per month.

So I'd say about 3 racks with a cage would cost around: $8500/month

So far the total is about $17,500.

Now if they staffed their own people and didn't have any outside monitoring or anything of that nature that might be the total cost. In reality they probably have a contract with their provider for one site maintenance, 24/7 on site support, hardware replacement and the likes.

At my current place of employ we pay 30,000/mo a month for that kind of service, I think we're a bit above what one would normally pay but we have a pretty high up time SLA.

Add another 10,000 a month for maintenance/support/supply contracts.

Grand total I'd say is about $27,000/month USD. It might be higher or lower depending on their deal with their providers but normally for a standard colo deal it's around that price.

I've seen sites pay out well above that (100,000+) for colocation and have an awesome return.

Re:Paying the bills (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23535301)

I run a moderately sized network. I pay $8/mbit (and that's for a real provider, not a crap one.) For 505 mbits that's $4,000/month for connectivity.

For colo I pay $800/month and get 60 amps of DC power, A&B. 3 racks would be $2,400.

For service I pay $150/hour, in 1 hour blocks of time.

So, $6,400/month for 3 rack, each with 60 DCA, and 500mbits of service.

And this is in Chicago with a national A+ carrier-class colo provider. (In fact, they run the best colo facilities I've ever seen.)

Pumped (1)

professorfalcon (713985) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533503)

You just pumped... the server up!

Central is good. (1)

binaryspiral (784263) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533565)

Moving your site to a more central location in the states will improve my page loads - thanks /.

Re:Central is good. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23534453)

Oh noez, parent is a few states away *plays tiny violin*
I'm in the Australian Outback. So I win the lag contes-

Re:Central is good. (5, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535097)

Its not the lag that causes problems, its the rotating the bits so that they're the right side up that causes the delay.

Re:Central is good. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23535123)

I'm in the TGIF's across the street. Food is not quite as good, but there's no lag.

Public safety comes first, I guess (5, Funny)

Mostly a lurker (634878) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533587)

... we are now running on the new iron in a cage in Chicago.
While geeks have often struck me as a little weird, I have not previously seen them treated as actively dangerous. I hope they let you out soon.

Geek cage match! (-1, Troll)

Chas (5144) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535521)

Sweet Jesus! Cmdr. Taco just shoved that slide rule up Cowboy Neal's ass! SIDEWAYS! AND HE LOVED IT!

Unimaginative, tawdry, pale and ineffectual praise (3, Interesting)

Lacrocivious Acropho (741314) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533603)

Congratulations on your new cage! That sounds odd when said. I don't contribute much, apart from exposing /. to those who might benefit but haven't yet found it. I will take this opportunity to say "Thank you!" for more than a decade of the single most entertaining, informative, rewarding, gee-whiz stuff I have gotten from any site, ever. You guys do a splendid job, and I hope you will continue that effort, and that culture, forever.

Re:Unimaginative, tawdry, pale and ineffectual pra (4, Funny)

plover (150551) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533625)

Seconded! This has been my favorite link to the tech world (I don't get out much) and for all its warts, it's a great place to hang out.

However, my employer would love to find your new cluster and beat it with a tire iron.

Re:Unimaginative, tawdry, pale and ineffectual pra (3, Funny)

Solder Fumes (797270) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533695)

Your employer is Tanya Harding?

Re:Unimaginative, tawdry, pale and ineffectual pra (1)

Rayban (13436) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533895)

alt.tonya-harding.whack.whack.whack

Only one day of beta testing (2, Informative)

ewolfr (209134) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533691)

Seems like /. would have wanted to do more stress stesting than just one day over a holiday weekend here in the states. Hope that the new cluster can stand up once next Tuesday hits!

Also, thanks for the relocation as well. My page loads are much faster than from the old location in Santa Clara.

Dugg! (2, Insightful)

sonchat (819093) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533697)

can you guys host digg on it too? Digg is too slow.

Re:Dugg! (1)

audi100quattro (869429) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533781)

I second that, and ebay too while you're at it.

OT: The Damn Comment Container Bars Are Gone?!? (1)

xanadu-xtroot.com (450073) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533807)

As of this typing, the couple stories I've gone through don't have the damn 4px wide comment container bar things they added a month or so ago. Does that mean they are gone for good? I sure as hell hope so! I played with the CSS, and found that they are really kinda helpful if set to 1px. 4px was just horrible. I hope they are gone for good!

I now return he horizontal and the vertical back to you.

Re:OT: The Damn Comment Container Bars Are Gone?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23533999)

As of this typing, the couple stories I've gone through don't have the damn 4px wide comment container bar things they added a month or so ago. Does that mean they are gone for good? I sure as hell hope so!

<AOL> Me too. </AOL>

If you want fugly, check out idle.slashdot.com, and just pray to whatever gods you worship that they don't turn the rest of the site into that fugliness.

Re:OT: The Damn Comment Container Bars Are Gone?!? (1)

schon (31600) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535541)

Does that mean they are gone for good? I sure as hell hope so! I played with the CSS, and found that they are really kinda helpful if set to 1px. 4px was just horrible.
Have you tried removing them with Stylish? [mozilla.org]

I use it to fix the ugly fonts and screwed line-height here, it works really well.

And you're right - it is much better at 1px. :)

Overlords in Chicago? (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533887)

Who'd've thunk it?

What was wrong with California (1)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | more than 6 years ago | (#23533953)

I have plenty of my own suspicions, but what was wrong with being based in California?

Logistical? Political? Tax (dis)advantages?

Just curious.

Re:What was wrong with California (1)

buffy (8100) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534031)

Fault lines?

-buf

Re:What was wrong with California (3, Informative)

Precision (1410) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534057)

Mostly... all the data centers in California are at or close to power / space constraints.. that's one of the driving reasons for moving outside Cali.

Aside from that.. moving away from fault lines definitely helps

Re:What was wrong with California (1)

SuperQ (431) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534253)

There's also an odd supply of cheap savvis space these days ;-)

Glad to see all the work on the new colo space end in a smooth transition.

Re:What was wrong with California (1)

hey hey hey (659173) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534071)

but what was wrong with being based in California?
Mom moved, and her basement went with her.

Re:What was wrong with California (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23534103)

The PP2PP servers wanted to get married.

Chicago Cluster? (3, Funny)

houghi (78078) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534139)

So now even the dead accounts can mod. Neat.

Chicago Cluster? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23534141)

All this time I though Slashdot was hosted on a couple of P2/233s running in Hemos's Mom's basement. Does Hemos's Mom live in Chicago?

Strange, but my pings are worse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23534155)

I have a server in a chicago datacenter, and now my pings to slashdot.org are worse than they are from my home in texas. From the chicago server, everything gets routed through to comcast (for no good reason) then to new york and back via savvis. From Texas, it goes from time-warner to level3 and then savvis in chicago, avoiding new york entirely. Weird.

Re:Strange, but my pings are worse (1)

schon (31600) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535573)

I guess it's a good thing for you that CmdrTaco has cancelled "/. the FPS" then, huh?

I (Filter error: You can type more than that for.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23534469)

for one welcome our new Chicago Cluster OVERLORDS!

Well done (1)

Admiral Lazzurs (96382) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534499)

Nice move guys. Doing this sorta stuff is never fun but at least it is over now...time to party.

That's nice (1)

xonar (1069832) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534741)

But is it a beowolf cluster ;)

Lies! (1)

crhylove (205956) | more than 6 years ago | (#23534931)

Tim Vroom is OBVIOUSLY just a stage name. Nobody is that fast!

IPv6 please (4, Interesting)

ptudor (22537) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535015)

Greetings Germanic Dancers,

Could you please add an IPv6 VIP to slashdot now that you've got this move out of the way? I mean, it's 2008 already :)

Have you ran any stats on your dns logs to see what percentage are requests for quad-As?

If you're nervous about suddenly blackholing because of misconfigured remote sites, perhaps you could add an ipv6beta.slashdot.org site à la ipv6.google.com? Or, I read of a long-running test a website had been running where a third of clients were served a one-pixel image from a hostname with a single AAAA record, another third a dual record, and finally a single A record to test against reachability problems.

So, I'm sure you're all smart and working on it and I'll just have to keep patiently waiting, but I'll be so pleased when your v6 integration matches undeadly.org.

Re:IPv6 please (2, Insightful)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 6 years ago | (#23535353)

I don't know..... does Slashdot's network provider allow IPv6?

If they did, would anybody actually use it?

It just seems that at the moment, IPv6 doesn't appear all that necessary.
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