IT.Gate is an Internet Service Provider based in Turin – Italy offering datacenter colocation, managed hosting, cloud services and high speed internet access.
Users can connect to itgate01.ring.nlnog.net, which is located in Italy.
Limestone Networks – AS 46475 – joined the RING today.
Limestone Networks is a leading provider of on-demand, dedicated and cloud hosting services.
Users can connect to limestone01.ring.nlnog.net, which is located in United States.
Next week we’re going to upgrade all Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (aka “Precise”) hosts to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka “Xenial”). This upgrade is necessary to ensure that all RING nodes receive timely security updates. An additional benefit is that we’ll have more modern software.
- do not ubuntu upgrade yourself, the RING admins will first attempt an upgrade.
- If possible, a RAM upgrade to at least 1GB would be appreciated.
Sun 09-04-2017T23:59Z – disable RING SQA on all nodes
Since the upgrades require reboots & daemon restarts, and we can’t exactly pace and predict when what happens, we don’t want to risk sending people false RING SQA alerts dude to clusters of nodes being upgraded. The solution is that we will temporary disable RING SQA.
Mon 10-04-2017 – launch ansible upgrade script on all nodes
Martin Pels authored a really cool ansible playbook which facilitates the upgrade path (which actually is 12.04 -> 14.04 -> 16.04).
We’ll disable all auxiliary services (scamper, ringfpingd, munin-node), run the playbook against all nodes, reboot them, and hope for the best!
Wed 11-04-2017 – reach out to owners of nodes which didn’t survive
We expect that a number of nodes (for whatever reason) will not successfully upgrade to 16.04. Our management system will notify you if the upgrade was not succesful. In such cases we’ll simply ask that you re-provision the node with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and not bother trying to repair the upgrade.
Thu 12-04-2017 – enable RING SQA on all nodes, celebrate
Thursday most of the NLNOG RING should be back to normal, until next time in 2022 :-)
If you have any questions or concerns, let us know!
DreamHack is the worlds largest digital festival, the indisputable largest LAN party in the world with over 56,000 visitors, 23,425 unique devices in the network and close to 10 000 visitors who enjoy DreamHack with their own computer. DreamHack is also a world class esports event, DreamExpo, cosplay and a celebration on all things Internet happening several times each year all around the world.
Users can connect to dreamhack01.ring.nlnog.net, which is located in Sweden.
Memset Ltd – AS 50957 – joined the RING today.
Memset provide highly secured, transparently priced and intelligently designed, UK-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud hosting to developers, businesses & government.
Our secure cloud computing services offer outstanding performance and value, the highest security
accreditations and the latest technology. All backed by meaningful, industry leading SLAs with 99.95%
uptime and 24/7/365 UK-based support.
Customers include HSBC, BBC, Boots, GDS, Cabinet Office, Home Office, University of Westminster and many more.
Users can connect to memset01.ring.nlnog.net, which is located in United Kingdom.
DeIC – AS 1835 – joined the RING today.
DeIC – Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation was established on April 19 2012, with the purpose to support Denmark as an e-Science nation through delivery of e-infrastructures (computing, storage and network) to research and researchbased teaching.
DeIC is established under the Ministry for Higher Education and Science by Act 70 of April 19 2012.
Users can connect to deic01.ring.nlnog.net, which is located in Denmark.
Services Industriels de Geneve – AS 20932 – joined the RING today.
SIG is a Swiss compagny located mainly in Geneva, which provide the following services over 330km of fibers: IP Transit, MPLS VPNs, Metro, and FTTH services.
Users can connect to sigtelecom01.ring.nlnog.net, which is located in Switzerland.
Comcast – AS 7922 – joined the RING today.
Comcast is an American multinational mass media company and is the largest broadcasting and largest cable company in the world by revenue. It is the largest cable TV company and largest home Internet service provider in the United States, and the nation’s third largest home telephone service provider. Comcast services U.S. residential and commercial customers in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The company’s headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Users can connect to comcast01.ring.nlnog.net, which is located in Illinois, United States.
Core Internet Limited – AS 44345 – joined the RING today.
Core Internet provide a wide range of business grade hosting services from single email accounts, virtual machines to multi tier server clusters for both commercial and private customers.
Users can connect to coreinternet01.ring.nlnog.net, which is located in United Kingdom.