I will be rebooting almost all the servers tonight (all of the Intel based machines). If everything goes well, downtime should be minimal perhaps 15-20 minutes but there are no guarantees until it’s finished.
Debian is back up and running.
Fedora is restored to service.
Taking Julinux down for maintenance. Debian will require about an hour because it is a larger machine.
Centos8 is back online.
Taking Fedora down for imaging for about 1/2 hour.
Taking Centos8 down for imaging.
I will be taking centos7 down for approximately 1/2 hour to image the server (a form of backup).
I decided to remove the Slackware from the shell servers today.
1) It was not being used, about a month between logins on average and then only brief logins.
2) It was not being maintained. I’ve seen no updates for a long time.
3) I could not get x2go to work on it. There have been problems since it’s installation and they are not being resolved.
4) It works only with non-GPT partition tables, and this precludes using boot-repair if something goes wrong.
5) It uses the lilo boot loader, also precluding the use of boot-repair if something goes wrong.
In short it was a lot of effort to maintain. If it were getting used, I’d make that effort, but it was not.
I needed to re-install ssh server on ubuntu.eskimo.com because there was a problem with the existing installation that caused it not to re-start automatically upon reboot.
The result is the openssh encryption keys will have changed. You can remove the old key from your .ssh/known_servers with:
ssh-keygen -f “/home/nanook/.ssh/known_hosts” -R “ubuntu.eskimo.com”
You will also be prompted if you use x2go. Do not worry, this is NOT a man in the middle attack, it is simply an installation problem that needed to be corrected.
The shell servers centos6.eskimo.com and scientific.eskimo.com have reached end of life and so have been retired.
You can use any of the servers listed here:
I personally recommend ubuntu.eskimo.com or debian.eskimo.com. These two have the widest assortment of software available.