[scl.org] IP address range for firewall config?

Kevin Perry perry at princeton.edu
Fri Dec 18 13:49:43 UTC 2015

Thanks for the update.  Yes, one week notice sounds fine to me.


On 12/18/2015 06:10 AM, Honza Horak wrote:
> The IP change was made as part of fixing the issues we had two weeks 
> back. Sorry for the troubles, at least I was not aware of that this 
> might be important.
> We're now working on making the site more stable and it will mean one 
> another move once we have it prepared, configured and tested. We'll 
> try to make sure we let people know about the upcoming change ahead of 
> time. Will one week notice on this mailing list be fine?
> On 12/09/2015 08:02 PM, Kevin Perry wrote:
>> I'm trying to use some of the software collections at
>> softwarecollections.org, but the machine I would like to install them on
>> lives behind a firewall.  We had configured our firewall to allow our
>> machines to access the IP address, which used to be the
>> address of softwarecollections.org, but it appears that it has recently
>> moved to AWS hosting, and softwarecollections.org is currently resolving
>> to ... at least for the moment, from here.  Is this
>> permanent?  Can you tell me what range of addresses we now actually need
>> to allow in order to be assured our machines can get to
>> softwarecollections.org?  Any thoughts of possibly providing a single,
>> fixed front-end IP for downloads from firewalled machines? Also, it
>> would be helpful if such details were documented on the
>> softwarecollections.org website.
>> One other thing:  On the page
>> https://www.softwarecollections.org/en/about/, under "Who Runs
>> SoftwareCollections.org?" it says:
>>> If you have any questions about the site, its content, or software
>>> hosted here, please contact
>>> <mailto:admin at softwarecollections.org>admin at softwarecollections.org.
>> Email to that address fails, "User unknown."
> Yeah, I guess this mail should be used only for internal admin 
> messages and we should change this suggestion to this mailing list.
> Honza
>> Kevin Perry
>> Senior Software Architect
>> Princeton University
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Kevin Perry
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Princeton University
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