[volt-nuts] febo.com Mailing List Changes

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Wed Jun 6 14:17:41 EDT 2018

Some of you may know that febo.com lives on leased hardware at a data 
center.  That hardware is now at its end of service life, which means it 
won't be supported if it breaks.  After pondering the options for a 
replacement, I've decided that it's time to move away from dedicated 
hardware toward cloud-based services, and to offload some of the 
sysadmin responsibilities to people who know what they are doing.

As part of that, the febo.com mailing lists will be moving to a new list 
hosting provider.  I'm working to make the transition as seamless as 
possible.  You will not need to resubscribe to the mailing lists, or 
change any list settings.  The lists will continue to use the Mailman 
software and web interface, and will work just as they have been.

However, the address for posting messages will change.  Instead of 
sending to, for example, "time-nuts at febo.com" you'll now send to
"time-nuts at lists.febo.com" -- just adding "lists." to the domain.

The new addresses should be working now.  On June 15, the old addresses 
will stop working; all postings after that date need to be to

Around July 1, the lists will move to the new hosting company.  We will 
probably turn the lists off for a day or two during that transition, and 
I'll send a note when that is about to happen.  When the lists come 
back, you should see no further changes.

A note about the list archives, which have been accessible by going to, 
for example, "https://www.febo.com/pipermail/time-nuts", and which 
Google does a pretty good job of indexing.  Going forward, the archive 
URL will change as well, using the lists.febo.com domain.  That may 
impact search results until Google indexes the new site.  I'll maintain 
the existing archives as of the cutover date at the old URL to mitigate 
the problem.  Between June 15 and July 1, archive access may be a bit flaky.

This change will improve the reliability of the mailing lists, and 
remove several single points of failure.  It should allow the lists to 
continue indefinitely into the future.  I hope that the transition 
doesn't cause you too much inconvenience.  If you have any questions or 
concerns, please contact me directly at jra at febo.com.

John Ackermann
Your SysAdmin

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