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myff admin

Possible largely transparent overhaul of forum access.

Don't worry folks I am not planning this for some considerable time, we all deserve a rest from the disruption of servers moves. Some people on their own domains have been moved twice in the last year and I'm not going to make that three times just yet.

But the times they do move on, and we now have plenty of experience in areas that would allow us to move forums between servers without them having to change ip address, basically fronting all the forums with proxy servers that will know the server a forum is on and handle the matter transparently.

This can be done in such a way that the proxy servers can "failover" and so there is no single point of failure that can take down the forums. The advantage will be that the IP address(es) for your forum will never change, and if you change forum type to phpbb3 that can be assigned instantly.

It will also be possibly to automate load balancing, so the actual need to move forums around servers on occasion will be much reduced or even eliminated.
Zudane

Sounds like a good idea.  Lots of changes recently - but a lot of things are going better for the forums, and certainly for the users!

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