[ubuntu-server] Re: Ubuntu Server tips fortune?

Eric Hammond ehammond at thinksome.com
Wed Jul 1 16:12:44 UTC 2009

Yes, if you're running a web site, there's not much reason to use
somebody else's URL redirection service.

However, from personal experience I would recommend you not create a
public URL redirecting service as you'll end up spending far too much of
your life fighting the spammers and phishers who try to abuse it :-\

Eric Hammond
ehammond at thinksome.com

Alan Pope wrote:
> 2009/6/30 Nick Barcet <nick.barcet at canonical.com>:
>>  * Url in tips should preferably not be pointing to a wiki page, which
>> holds to high a risk to be defaced.
> Would it not also make sense _not_ to link to tinyurl type services?
> These are under even less control than the Ubuntu Wiki.
> Perhaps it's time that we had a tinyurl type system at (for example)
> "go.ubuntu.com" to cater for this kind of thing. An Ubuntu run site
> such as this could havea redirect to (for example) kvm documentation
> at go.ubuntu.com/kvm . Using such a such would mean that in the event
> the target documentation changes or becomes unvailable, the
> maintainers of "go.ubuntu.com" could just change the /kvm redirect to
> something else, and not have to update the server-tips package at all.
> Cheers,
> Al.

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