resin.csoft.net is a redundant, load-balanced array of AMD64 servers powered by the rock-solid OpenBSD operating system. Data is mirrored from the master to the backup servers over a dedicated network interface once a day, at 01:00 AM EST. Fault-tolerance of the servers, router and firewall systems is implemented using CARP.
Users who wish to use the GNU versions of the standard commands (
cp, etc) can create an empty file in ~/.prefer_gnu. This will cause the relevant aliases to be automatically configured on login.
Old-time users (1997-2001) were originally hosted at our first installation in Oklahoma City, OK on a server named SMOKE.CSOFT.NET. They were transferred to our network in Atlanta on June 1st, 2001 on a server named RESIN.CSOFT.NET. On February 2006, service moved to Montreal datacenter. On November 2013, all servers moved to New York City.