Well, I finally broke down and ordered Optimum Business. Come tomorrow, I’ll be moving from Verizon FiOS residential with a dynamic IP, much blocked (hence jantman.dyndns.org:10011) and 10Mbps down/2Mbps up to Optimum Business with 30 down/5 up, a block of 5 static IPs, and no blocked ports.
It’s going to be a crazy weekend. Probably not the best thing the week before midterms, but oh well. Tomorrow morning I’m picking up a 42U rack for home to replace the Sears shelving unit my boxes are currently on. Cablevision is supposed to be here between 2-5 PM to do the install (yes, they insist that for Business they do the install, even though it’s only a 4-foot coax run from the first splitter to the demarc). I’ve got Vyatta CE5 Beta installed on a Proliant DL360G2 as the new router, ready to go (after some configuration). I’ll probably keep FiOS up until I know the new router is working correctly (I’ll do a test on my management VLAN).
Once Optimum and the new router is up, the fun starts:
- Forward the appropriate ports on the new router, including 80 (in addition to 10011).
- Bring the old router down and make sure the new one is up, operational, and forwarding all the right ports.
- Update DynDNS to point to the first IP, used as a catch-all for old DynDNS links.
- Begin assignment of the 5 IPs (everything will be behind NAT) based on a list of what hosts need valid reverse DNS, and then adding other ports (NATed) as needed.
- Update DNS for JasonAntman.com and the other domains.
- Update Optimum reverse DNS.
- Ensure that everything works as planned, DNS is up, ports are forwarded, and everything is as before (at least in terms of HTTP).
- Once DNS is up, reconfigure Apache to have a vhost handling any legacy requests to port 10011 and rewrite them to www.jasonantman.com.
- Setup a vhost for ‘www’ that takes URLs that used to be subdirectories (i.e. www.jasonantman.com/blog) and rewrites them to requests for the appropriate subdomain. Simultaneously move everything from the default vhost to name-based vhosts.
- Ensure that old jantman.dyndns.org:10011 requests are being redirected properly, and requests for subdirectories under the web root are going to the right subdomain.
- Check that this all works acceptably with the existing blogger-to-wordpress rewrite script.
- Finally start rolling out some of the new services that I had waiting for the new connection.
- Start the arduous process of reconfiguring my mail server, moving from Fetchmail from Verizon to an actual mail server, make everything work, and make sure my IPs aren’t blacklisted.
- Ugh. Find anywhere in the entire ‘net where my old @verizon.net address appeared (especially GoDaddy, DynDNS, other important stuff) and change it to the new jasonantman.com address.
- Since this is all in my mother’s basement (there’s nothing like a mother’s love, especially when it comes to a constant hum emanating from the ground level of a house), figure out what to do for her when the verizon.net email goes away.
So I might have some downtime this weekend, but when things come back up, I’ll be done with this DynDNS and Port 10011 crap.
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