If you are a toaster wifi user, you now don’t need to worry about proxies any more.
Use direct connections, Autodetection, or UCT’s wpad, and they should all work transparently.
This server was down for an hour today, while I swapped out one of the mirror RAID-5 hard drives. It started developing bad sectors a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks to Norman at Drive Control for having a replacement drive ready for us, without the normal “come back in 2 days, after we’ve tested it” procedure with most suppliers.
The new drive is synced, and everything should be working as normal.
UCEPROTECT.net seems to have gone badly off the rails. Hotmail and UCT are both listed, so it isn’t that useful around UCT :-)
We aren’t mirroring it any more.
If you haven’t heard about it yet, UCT has a new wireless link to UWC. So we can now access ftp.uwc.ac.za fast, and they can access LEG fast.
They used to not be downloadable, because Apache wasn’t compiled with Large File support, but that’s all fixed in etch’s Apache 2.2
Unfortunately, our toaster still doesn’t support DVDs, as it’s new DVD writers went missing, somewhere in the CS department.
Ubuntu 7.04 (codename “Feisty Fawn”) has been released, and we have the CD images on our server and toaster:
DVDs: (clogged upstream, they are coming down slowly…)
Gentoo Linux is a 1st class citizen on our mirror. Although the LEG admins don’t use it themselves, several of their friends do, so the mirror should always be in tip-top condition.
We mirror ISO images and stage tarballs for x86 and amd64, under /pub/linux/gentoo/releases/.
Fedora is a 1st class citizen on our mirror. We mirror i386 and x86_64, but not sources.
When on campus, Fedora should automatically use LEG, as we are registered with the Fedora Mirror system as the mirror for UCT.
Manual configuration: You should use the following values as the
baseurl values for the specified repositories in your Yum configuration:
For more information about configuring Yum, see Managing Software with yum.