For the sixth time in just 5 days I had do a system_reset on my virtual machine which runs “taper.alienbase.nl” as well as “docs.slackware.com“. The virtual machine is crashing under the load that is put on it by demanding rsync processes. According to my pal who donated the use of this VM to me for free, the rsync download rate is at a continuous 100 Mbit/sec for most of the time. This is apparently too much for the server, as well as for my pal who had not anticipated this kind of bandwidth consumption. He has been paying quite a bit of extra money for the excess bandwidth during the past months.
I do not like it when someone loses money because of me, so drastic measures are required.
As of tomorrow (monday 15 Feb 2016) I will kill the rsync access to taper.alienbase.nl.
HTTP access will still be allowed, so people who configured slackpkg to download from my server will still be served.
I hope that this will put my pal at ease again, and also prevent the server from crashing.
Apologies for the inconvenience this causes to people who use rsync to keep their local mirrors up to date. I will try to find another location to host my SlackBuild repository as well as the multilib and KDE (ktown) repositories. The downtime of this VM caused downtime for docs.slackware.com as well which I think is unacceptible.