Tom asked this morning if he could put a server inside my network to run a backup name server and backup mail server. I’ve been thinking for a long time that I needed that same thing. That way if someone drives into my connection again, I’ll be able to update my DNS so that I could at the very least show a backup page. MySQL announced that they will have MySQL Cluster coming out in Q3 this year, which is totally awesome. I won’t have to build redundancy into my applications, I can let them have it done on a database level. That’s going to be great for 100% uptime for my databases too. So anyway, I’m getting a server ready to go on to his network, and then we’ll both benefit. The only down side that I can think of is that a lot of spammers and viruses target backup mail exchanges so we’ll each be getting a lot of superfluous crap on our networks.

Author: Ian

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