[tor] Wikimedia decommissioned servers

aestetix aestetix aestetix at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 21:34:06 UTC 2011

Ok, cool. I just emailed them thanking them for the kind offer, but
suggesting they send them to another project.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 02:02:58PM -0700, aestetix aestetix wrote:
> > If the machines don't get used, I think the appropriate step would be to
> > return them, with thanks, to the Wikimedia foundation so they can be used
> > for someone else's project.
> >
> > What are the chances they would not get used? If people here think they
> are
> > high, I can go ahead and send them an email with "thanks, but no need"
> and
> > save a lot of trouble.
> I think there's a very high chance the machines won't get used.  I agree
> with Rubin that we don't want to have random machines racked up at
> Noisebridge with nobody signed up to maintain them and cover their
> operating expenses.
> The noisetor project is currently structured with rented machines and
> VMs.  We don't currently need donated machines, and new nodes that we'd
> spin up would only save perhaps $50/month using donated hardware versus
> rented hardware; the upside of rented machines is that hardware failures
> will be replaced by the vendor, whereas with donated machines the node
> would be down until we ship them a replacement machine.
> -andy
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