David Abbott has interviewed
Robin H. Johnson
(robbat2), Gentoo Developer, Gentoo Trustee board
member, head of the infrastructure team, and more. "Could you give me an overview of the Gentoo infrastructure?
Nearly 50 percent of the infrastructure hardware is taken up by web applications, because we have a lot of separation between web applications that have a high security exposure. Admittedly some of the web services are a very big deal for Gentoo, like our Bugzilla service, running on 4 machines sponsored by the Dutch social network, Hyves. Very recently we've gotten new hardware for Forums, sponsored by Gossamer Threads. The next largest slice after that is the machines that provides rsync.gentoo.org service. Only then do we get down to individual machines for purposes. There's some cases where having more hardware as fail-over in case we lose a machine would be nice, but I think the place that'd we would benefit the most presently would be a newer mail server infrastructure, so that we can deploy heavier spam filtering.
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