OzTFS, OzMOSS and OzSilverlight are moving to a new mail server

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Senior Service Engineer, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Service

OzTFS, OzMOSS and OzSilverlight are moving to a new mail server

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Status update: OzTFS, OzMOSS and OzSilverlight have been migrated. Please note the new addresses that you need to send mail to.

These three mailing lists are a valuable resource to the Australian community as well as the global community. Please bear with us during this transition, we’ll trying to make it as smooth as possible.

What do you need to do?

  • You don’t need to re-subscribe. The subscriptions have been bulk imported to the new server.
  • You may need to modify your filtering rules. The best way to do that is to filter on the “list-id:” in the headers.
  • The email address that you post to changes from listserver AT oztfs.com –> oztfs AT oztfs.com

Background

As you are probably aware, we’ve been suffering a few problems on the OzTFS, OzMOSS and OzSilverlight mailing lists lately. (List Posting Errors, etc)

Additionally, the server that runs the lists is near the end of its life and it’s time to retire it.  Codify currently host the busy & popular ausdotnet mailing list and were successfully plied with offers of beer to host the other Australian MS community lists on the same infrastructure.

Where/What/etc is it?

The list is hosted in a data centre in Brisbane in a dedicated 42RU rack belonging to Codify. It is served from Windows Server 2008, IIS 7, and GFI MailEssentials running in a Hyper-V guest VM on one of Codify's production Dell 2950 servers. The server has 8 x 2.4Ghz XEON cores, 16 GB of RAM and 2TB of RAID 5 disk. The VM is shipped periodically over a private 100 meg link to another server at Pipe Network's DC2 in Creek Street, Brisbane for backups. The server has 100 meg of full-duplex Ethernet connectivity and BGP routing to diverse upstream providers. That should be sufficient for a mailing list :).

www.oztfs.com, www.ozmoss.com and www.ozsilverlight.com will be setup as a redirects to http://www.codify.com/lists/oztfs, /ozmoss and /ozsilverlight which includes information on how to subscribe and unsubscribe from the lists.

If you are having problems with your subscription or you have questions about the list, please contact me or Codify.

  • @Grant: as of today the guest OS for the lists is Windows Server 2008 EE as a Hyper-V guest with all the latest bits in place.  :)  Happy to help out and look forward to payment ... LOL

  • Firstly big shout out to Grant Holliday of OzTFS.com fame and a recently joined and relocated member

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