[arch-mirrors] hive.ist.unomaha.edu: political nonsense and incompetence

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 11:05:10 EST 2013

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Zack Buhman <zbuhman at pki.nebraska.edu> wrote:
> We have been forced/ordered by UNO IS to disallow connections from
> outside to hive.ist.unomaha.edu.
> Allegedly the Lincoln campus is having "bandwidth issues", and the
> North campus network engineers are quickly pointing their fingers at
> everyone except for themselves (which is absurd; network utilization
> on hive is relatively light to begin with--but nobody wants to listen
> to us). They're also somewhat upset that on
> https://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/ the mirror is falsely attributed to
> North campus "unomaha.edu", rather than us, "ist.unomaha.edu".
> I know how terrible it is for mirrors to do this, but I'd much like to
> not risk my job over this; my sincerest apologies--it's even worse for
> me, because HP was about to give us a $15,000 server donation (they
> donate to "open source" causes or something I guess) to replace hive,
> but of course IS can't let nice things like this happen.
> Hopefully we'll be able to clear our name soon--in the meantime, I
> thought I would proactively explain why your probe is unable to talk
> to hive.

I've marked your mirror inactive for now; thanks for letting us know.


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