[MOBY-dev] [MOBY-l] What to do with the BioMoby website
dag at sonsorol.org
Mon Jun 28 14:57:46 EDT 2010
Actually quick update from the sysadmin side here.
We were able to regain admin access and it was actually not all that
hard to migrate the blog from version 1.5.2 all the way up to wordpress 3.0
Currently we are re-processing 70,000 comments through the akismet spam
tester. It's likely that 100% of those comments were spam but since I
don't have time to manually review them we decided to pipe them through
the spam filter again and see what stays.
Anyway since the wordpress 3.0 upgrade went smoothly I think the "what
to do" discussion has less urgency. If it would have been a beast to
clean up the website then we'd proabably want to talk about relocating
it to a less harmful sandbox but that no longer may be necessary.
It will take me the rest of the week to see if our box is still
compromised and we eventually need to wipe and update the entire system
since it's running an ancient version of CentOS but overall I'm feeling
OK with leaving the newly updated site as-is
> Hi all,
> As you know, we switched the BioMoby website to Wordpress several years
> ago. We've just noticed that the WP installation has been compromised,
> and unfortunately the update to a more secure version of Wordpress is
> not a trivial process!
> So... I'm now wondering what we should do with the website. I must admit
> that I rarely use it - I do look at the interactive map from
> time-to-time, and the list of papers and software is often useful to
> refer to... but the bloggy-aspect of the site is something that I simply
> never use (and it hasn't been updated in quite a while!)
> From my perspective, the Moby project is "finished", and I have
> personally moved-on to the newer SADI interoperability framework project
> (and I hope many Moby'ers will maked this move also!!) so other than
> archival I have no personal interest in maintaining the current biomoby
> website, but maybe others do?
> Does anyone have an interest in any of the biomoby.org website content?
> If so, please let me know which "bits" are useful/interesting to you and
> I will create an archive of those pieces on a simple, straightforward
> set of web pages. Those bits that nobody has an interest in will simply
> be taken down, I think. We don't have time/manpower at the moment to do
> a Wordpress upgrade, and having a compromised site on open-bio is not
> something we can ignore!
> The biomoby domain, however, is still required as we have a ton of
> proxying happening via that domain name, so the domain will remain up
> and running. All we really need to do is take WordPress down, while
> keeping any useful bits of the Wordpress site available in some simple
> Let me know what you all think.
> Best wishes!
> P.S. If anyone is interested, we ran the stats the other day - the Moby
> Central registry hosted in Canada was hit >800,000 times in the past
> year, and the BioMoby services that we host here were hit almost 1.4
> Million times in the past 12 months!! ...so... the project is still
> pretty active for sure!!
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