After nearly eight years of near constant running, the server on which the agit8.org website has been hosted, is now officially retiring. The website has been running on an old and outdated (!) hardware that was Pentium II 400Mhz with 256MB of RAM. It happily ran for years without complaint, except for a dead power supply fan and it also handled mail for about four other domains.
The old server was happily serving pages running Mandrake 9.0 and Apache 1.3. The new server hardware is based on the Intel Atom architecture and is quite a bit snappier at 1.6Ghz with 4GB of RAM. Page views should be a little snappier from now on.
The US department recently seized up to 82 internet domains. The operators of which have been accused of selling counterfeit goods. While the websites are still operational, the manner with which this event unfolded is a definite concern for all website operators. If left unchallenged, this procedure can, in the near future, be applied to other “infringements”, such as linking to contents deemed unsuitable for public consumption, political differences, or even in the cases of blogs and forums where a user might post something that is not agreeable to the content industry. The ease with which the US Department of Justice can seize domains demonstrates the attempt by the department to shift the burden of proof to the domain owners. It is now the case that you are guilty until proven innocent.Link to the story that inspired this post