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@julienxx hey julien, can you share some details about 9til.de? The web site is empty and on gemini are only other information. What is 9til.de intended to be? Some public plan9 server?

@sirjofri it was supposed (and still is) to become a plan 9 tilde server with access to the system and it’s tools and finger/gopher/gemini/http hosting, some irc or grid and local emails but I’ve been lazy. If possible I’d love to have it interconnected with other tildes or other 9p systems. That’s the idea but I always get sidetracked :)

@julienxx 9p.zone will include a public auth service for end users. It's intended as a kind of SSO service for other providers, eg file servers, web hosting, DevOps or something else. I currently test it with a standard cpu+fs server which I'll open soon-ish. On 9p.zone are some details about it, but we'll add more once we have more to add 😉

@sirjofri that should be nice if I can use it, that would add some decentralization to my tilde :)

I still have some user rights stuff to figure out and many scripts to write to ease the publishing part for potential users and it could be opened. Oh and also I need to check the scalability of the thing, like how many connections it can support. The server is in Europe and when using my company VPN in the US drawterm is really sluggish so there is that too.

@julienxx my own project (the test cpu server) was to include multiple locations, also in the us, managed by other sysops. They all should be like ONE network

@julienxx currently I plan to have physically and logically separate networks with ndb entries for the other networks. Imagine a EU and a US network. The same users should have access to all these networks. Users can freely choose which server to connect to and on which fileserver to store the files. Projects that are better in the US should be placed there.

It can be interesting to have one global fs with backup and use cfs for the others, but I don't know if that's possible.

@julienxx theoretically you can inject code in the cpu server stage (the tcp17019 file) to check other servers' load and redirect traffic to the other server (trampoline). You can also build your own rcpu so the connection gets rejected and the client connects to the suggested cpu instead.

@julienxx I wanted to implement this on the EU network for testing and exploring...

@julienxx it would also be possible to easily write a script around rcpu that automatically pings all potential cpu servers and then pick the fastest. Rc is mighty!

@sirjofri true! This could be quite simple, I like all these ideas, hope your testing will be successful!

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