The pdx hostname should not be used IMHO for general use, or public facing
purposes. I notice some people using it in email addresses, and mailing
list addresses, which I think is bad, because there is no guarantee "pdx" will
remain a hostname forever, as it doesn't actually mean anything as far as I
can tell. It is generally a bad idea to use hostnames for standard services,
which might randomly change in the future. Instead, standardized CNAMEs should
be used for all services.
lists.freedesktop.org -- mailman lists
shell.freedesktop.org -- user shell accounts
bugs.freedesktop.org -- bugzilla
www.freedesktop.org -- website
ftp.freedesktop.org -- ftp
mail.freedesktop.org -- smtp/pop/imap access (if applicable)
freedesktop.org -- default for user email addresses
We might need a DNS guru to do this. I'd take a shot at it, but I'm
not very DNS or apache config savvy.
I suppose, as it goes hand-in-hand with 299, and I've been accused of deep
knowlege of DNS before, I may have to handle this one on the weekend too. :)
The problem here is that Red Hat hold our DNS, which makes it hard for us to
make changes to -- I have asked for it to be reassigned, but have been told this
won't happen without a first-class fd.o entity (e.g. non-profit).
since I rebuilt gabe post-compromise, the first part of this bug is done
we do now. huzzah!