Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lusca updates - September 2009

Just a few Lusca related updates!

  • All of the Cacheboy CDN nodes are running Lusca-HEAD now and are nice and stable.
  • I've deployed Lusca at a few customer sites and again, it is nice and stable.
  • The rebuild logic changes are, for the most part, nice and stable. There seems to be some weirdness with 32 vs 64 bit compilation options which I need to suss out but everything "just works" if you compile Lusca with large file/large cache file support regardless of the platform you're using. I may make that the default option.
  • I've got a couple of small coding projects to introduce a couple of small new features to Lusca - more on those when they're done!
  • Finally, I'm going to be migrating some more of the internal code over to use the sqinet_t type in preparation for IPv4/IPv6 agnostic support.
Stay Tuned!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My current wishlist

I'm going to put this on the website at some point, but I'm currently chasing a few things for Cacheboy:

  • More US nodes. I'll take anything from 50mbit to 5gbit at this point. I need more US nodes to be able to handle enough aggregate traffic to make optimising the CDN content selection methods worthwhile.
  • Some donations to cover my upcoming APNIC membership for ASN and IPv4/IPv6 space. This will run to about AUD $3500 this year and then around AUD $2500 a year after that.
  • Some 1ru/2ru server hardware in the San Francisco area
  • Another site or two willing to run a relatively low bandwidth "master" mirror site. I have one site in New York but I'd prefer to run a couple of others spread around Europe and the United States.
I'm sure more will come to mind as I build things out a little more.

New project - sugar labs!

I've just put the finishing touches on the basic sugar labs software repository. I'll hopefully be serving part or all of their software downloads shortly.

Sugar is the software behind the OLPC environment. It works on normal intel based PCs as far as I can tell. More information can be found at