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Re: LI as domain holder for open projects

>>>>> "Christian" == Christian Reiniger <warewolf@mayn.de> writes:

Christian> Esben Haabendal Soerensen wrote: hosting (www.)lgdc.org and
Christian> either forwarding all requests to
Christian> http://sunsite.auc.dk/linuxgames or redirecting visitors to
Christian> there. The candidates I see for that are LI (hosted by

>> You are right, at SunSITE Denmark we do not host domains.  Wouldn't
>> the redirect be a much better choice than forwarding (proxying) all
>> requests ?

Christian> Bandwidth- and speedwise yes. But forwarding requests would
Christian> make the domain behave like a "real thing" instead of
Christian> looking like "just some facade" (I don't know how to better
Christian> express that..)

The decission is up to you, of-course.  The most important gain with
the domain IMHO would be that people can find LGDC by typing lgdc.org
in their browser.

Christian> What about mirroring the site at lgdc.org? Would that work?
Christian> For the "static" data it's just a matter of rsyncing the
Christian> database files & PHP scripts from time to time, but what's
Christian> with the coming web-based feedback/talkback thing?

This might become complicated.  If the website was read-only by anyone
else than the webmasters this would be very simple.  But it is not
impossible.  It should be possible to do something like the following:

Use SunSITE Denmark (http://sunsite.auc.dk/lgdc + mysql@sunsite) as
the main site.  Use relative links for everything that can be mirrored
and absolute links to the stuff that must be accessed at the main
site.  The tricky part is to make this so that people stay on the site
that they first entered.

It would actually be an interesting excercise :-)

Christian> But ok, of course the forwarding thing is the best way at
Christian> least until we sorted out a better one.

As soon as you have the URL it would be best just setup this
forwarding, and then switch setup as soon as a long term solution is

>> If you go with the redirecting thing, what about changing the
>> SunSITE URL to http://sunsite.auc.dk/lgdc ?

Christian> Sounds good. The current one can stay as alias for that for
Christian> some time, right?

Yes.  I will make a Redirect in Apache so people notice the new URL.

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