Users -- General discussion by planetlab users


About Users
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The mailing list is a forum for users of the PlanetLab system to share their wisdom and help new users get started, to talk about known bugs, and to informally announce new tools. It is a supportive environment tolerant of "newbie" questions and mistakes. It is intended to be more responsive than support for problems that users can solve. Its role is to help the PlanetLab community support itself where possible.

The users list is for discussion of the following topics:
1) getting started, (e.g. ssh options, fetching host keys, finding documentation)
2) tools that make experiment deployment and service maintenance easier,
3) help with problems that aren't bugs in the system (e.g. yum, traceroute are missing),
4) controversial aspects of the architecture (e.g. the slice API, set of rpm's installed, bandwidth limits), (remember to be respectful)
5) announcements of temporary downtime of a few machines,
6) experiences and caveats (e.g. there are bad clocks NTP doesn't fix well)
7) press coverage (in moderation)
n) similar topics; this is meant to be a guide, not an exhaustive list.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Users Archives.

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