[texhax] new machine for cambridge ctan

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat May 22 01:00:47 CEST 2004

cambridge has a new ctan machine; it's now been up and working on the
addresses cam.ctan.org, ftp.tex.ac.uk (ftp protocol) and rsync.tex.ac.uk
(rsync protocol) for well over 24 hours.  even the most dilatory name
server should get you to the new machine, now.

this is the third machine that has served ctan since it came to
cambridge, and it's not come a moment too soon -- the old machine was
providing rather poor performance.

the machine is a dual 2.6ghz xeon with 2gbyte of memory and lots of
disc.  we believe it will support applications at an acceptable level for
some time.

the machine was purchased with a grant from the uk tex users' group, and
the ctan team is also grateful to the university of cambridge computer
laboratory for continuing to provide a friendly home to ctan.

the observant will have noticed that i did not mention www.tex.ac.uk,
above.  that is still being hosted by the laboratory's main web server.
there are (ahem) structural difficulties with moving the web service,
and we decided to go live with what we could, as soon as i could make at
least something work reliably,

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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