Subject: Re: [boost] boost.org https certificate expired 4 month ago
From: Marcin Zalewski (marcin.zalewski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-13 17:19:38
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 5:46 PM Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]>
> On 11 Aug 2015 at 1:36, Klaim - JoÃ«l Lamotte wrote:
> > > I noticed today that the https of boost.org is expired, and should
> have a
> > > new certificate:
> > > https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=boost.org
> > >
> > My understanding is that the process to renew the certificate was started
> > few months ago but
> > got nowhere. Not totally sure why though.
> > The last status report from the steering committee is available there:
> > http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.boost.steering/126
> We have a new SSL cert, and have had for some months.
> The problem is installing it. We no longer have root access to the
> server in question and I understand the person who had root access
> isn't responding to email.
I asked around, and there was an email thread with our sysadmin about
installing the new certificates. Not all the files necessary to install the
certificate were delivered, and the email thread broke off at trying to
locate the missing files. Do you know who has the certificates that you
mention? If they can be located, we can have them installed pretty much
> We would move to new servers, but need root access to copy off all
> the existing data. So we keep pinging emails, and hope one day the
> person in question replies.
> This is why we need a dedicated employed person to do this stuff, to
> keep migration plans and plan upkeep so getting orphaned from access
> never occurs in the first place, and even if it did there is a live
> offsite backup configured using docker/drbd etc we can replicate
> from. The steering committee can only authorise that spending if
> there is consensus from boost-dev that someone should be employed to
> do this stuff, until that happens this situation will keep recurring
> into the future with no end in sight.
> ned Productions Limited Consulting
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