River? Do you take Paypal? That root access package sounds like a bargain!
But with all the spoofs out there, it's hard to tell who is who. So I really
know it's you, please send EUR 1 to my paypal account (email, below...) it
will be refunded in my return payment, of course.
However... I agree with Bryan, why no progress on the Counterstrike server?
Hobby mail: Lar at Miltontrainworks dot com
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 02:24:51 +0100
From: River Tarnell <river(a)loreley.flyingparchment.org.uk>
Subject: [Toolserver-l] Toolserver paid accounts
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as you are no doubt aware, the Toolserver is perennially
short of money, and often cannot afford to buy
hardware/software which would greatly improve the reliability
of the service. after much internal discussion, we have
decided upon a solution to this problem, which we will be
trialling shortly: paid accounts.
this works as follows: basic Toolserver accounts remain
free. however, the functionality of these accounts will be
limited; free users cannot use more than 64MB RAM, or 256MB
of disk space, and cannot use more than 1 CPU-hour of CPU
time per day. (this means CPU use is limited to, for
example, 1 process using 100% of a single CPU for 1 hour, per
day.) we will allow disallow some additional features for
free accounts: cron; screen; email forwarding; phpMyAdmin and
Subversion hosting. web hosting will still be available.
because one of the main uses of the Toolserver is the
replicated Wikimedia databases, we will be allowing this even
to free users. however, each account will be limited to 25
queries per day. this should be fine for occasional queries.
for users who need more than these basic resources, it will
be possible to purchase additional resources. instead of
having a single "paid account"
price, we decided to allow the purchase of individual
resources. this means you can pay for only what you need.
the initial pricing structure (which is subject to change) is:
* phpMyAdmin: EUR1/month
* cron: EUR5/month
* screen: EUR5/month
* unlimited SQL queries on *one* cluster: EUR2.50/month
* 'upgrade package' (includes phpMyAdmin, cron, screen and
for all clusters): EUR15/month
* additional 64MB of RAM: EUR5/month
* additional 256MB of disk space: EUR5/month
* one Subversion repository: EUR2.50/month
* 'upgrade plus' package (includes upgrade package, plus the
* premium support: EUR5/month (gives priority to your
ts-admins@ requests), as
well as telephone support (subject to fair usage limits)
* one stable server project: EUR5/month
* dedicated virtual machine (Solaris zone), including root
for users who need to buy more upgrades, for example a large
amount of disk space, bulk purchase discounts will be
available; please contact ts-admins@ for details on this.
we will wait a few weeks before implementing this change, to
give users a chance to decide what resources they need. you
can purchase your paid account in advance, and it won't take
effect until we make the change. please mail ts-admins@ for
instructions on how to pay.
we hope this change will improve the Toolserver experience
for all users, and provide the much-needed funding we need to
continue growing. if you have any comments or suggestions
about this proposal, please discuss them on the list.
thanks for understanding,
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