Full Article Attached Web Site and Mail Server Moving to New Machine

Tuesday September 23rd, 2003

The website and mail server will move to a new faster machine today, as the Mozilla Foundation continues its migration from Netscape-donated hosting to facilities provided by The new machine will run the open-source Apache Web server software (up to now the site has used Netscape Enterprise Server) and the mailing lists will be handled by Mailman. To help combat spam, DCC will be used and mailing lists will only accept messages from their subscribers (though anybody will be able to post via the newsgroups). There should be no website outage during the changeover but the CVS repository for the website and the mailing lists may go down for a few hours.

In addition, is also moving to a new server today and downtime is planned for source code CVS repository as moves to a new machine.

#1 Reply

by Racer

Wednesday September 24th, 2003 9:15 AM

So, whats happening with the old "Netscape-donated" hosting servers? Were they going to be removed by Netscape soon, or was it just time to get new servers?

#2 Re: Reply

by mykmelez

Wednesday September 24th, 2003 9:34 AM

It was time to get new servers, and migrating services from old servers at Netscape to new ones at instead of migrating the machines themselves means less downtime (because we don't have to turn the machines off and physically carry them over) and less risk (because we can make sure everything works on the new system before we turn it off on the old one).

Netscape/AOL donated both the old servers and the new ones to the Mozilla Foundation, however, so they will be moved from Netscape/AOL to Mozilla Foundation space shortly now that services have been moved off of them.

#3 Newsgroups

by dave532

Wednesday September 24th, 2003 10:48 AM

Will the newsgroups be renamed soon, or will they still be netscape.public.mozilla.*?

#4 Problems with mozillazine servers?

by stvb

Wednesday September 24th, 2003 2:56 PM seems to work fine but pages are taking several minutes to load!