Nice to meet you guys.
I'm pretty interested in pubnix right know and I still a little overwhelmed since it's decentralized and hard to find about.
I'm also very interested in finger and I saw that you guys were working into reviving it.
It's very hard to know finger users though, and as efingerd have custom output for protection, it also prevents to learn about new users to "finger around"...
I was thinking about two things for improve a little the finger "popularity" (in fact for it's easy of use/setup).
I'm thinking about setting a efingerd (or another good alternative) docker, to put a finger daemon up and running already configured in some few commands.
And also, about a finger "tel list", pretty much the same as the cat ~tel but for finger username@hostname.
Which is to help know "users to follow", for those who want to use finger as a microblogging platform, which I assume might be just a few if not by only myself.
ubuntu 20.04 focal fossa is now nearing the first point release and is
ready for us to upgrade.
i've been preparing a new vm for us with a couple long-term improvements
that i've been thinking about for a while. here are the major changes:
- dedicated /home disk - we haven't had any actual issues here luckily
but it will prevent any issues where a user accidentally fills a disk
and chokes out the rest of the system
- fixing uids - at some point, the spamassassin package created a system
user account with a uid > 1000 which threw off the user numbering into
the 5000 range. i've renumbered user accounts on the new vm to remove
that large jump
the upgrade (migration?) plan is as follows:
- initial hot copy of the live system with rsync
- stop running services
- second cold copy with rsync including mariadb dump
- move IP addresses to new vm
i'll provide updates in #team (which you can access via webchat while
~team itself is down: https://kiwi.tilde.chat/#team) and post an update
to our status page: https://status.tilde.team/
let's hope it all goes smoothly and we'll see you on the other side :)
note that bsd.tilde.team will not be affected and is a good place to use
weechat from as well.