As the Xen.org community manager, I would like to personally
apologize to the community for the Xen.org Mailing Lists being down for the
past week. As part of the Citrix acquisition of XenSource, the IT
departments have been working at merging systems and we discovered a problem
with a financial integration as the server hosting the Xen.org Mailing Lists
was not paid for by the new system and was turned off by the hosting agency.
The Xen.org Mailing Lists servers are at Cambridge University and it took some
time to determine what happened, pay the bill, and get the systems up and
To ensure that nothing like this happens again, we are going
to begin work on moving the Xen.org Mailing Lists from a hosted server at
Cambridge to a server working directly with Xen.org within the Citrix IT infrastructure.
This effort may take a few weeks as we need to ensure that no emails are lost
in the transition and that everyone can continue to use the existing mailing
list names as the new mailing list server is brought up.
Once again, I apologize for the problem and hope that you
continue to invest your time and effort in this community project as I continue
to look for new ways to expand and improve the tools available to you. All
suggestions are appreciated and I will follow-up on all requests.
Finally, be sure to register for Xen Summit in Boston this
summer – the latest information is available at http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2008/04/21/xen-summit-boston-are-you-coming/.
Program Manager, Xen.org