We are extremely happy to announce that Packet has graciously donated the new hardware systems providing read-only public access to the kernel.org git repositories and the public website (git.kernel.org and www.kernel.org, respectively). We have avoided using cloud providers in the past due to security implications of sharing hypervisor memory with external parties, but Packet's hardware-based single-tenant approach satisfies our security requirements while taking over the burden of setting up and managing the physical hardware in multiple worldwide datacenters.
As of March 11, 2017, the four new public frontends are located in the following geographical locations:
- San Jose, California, USA
- Parsippany, New Jersey, USA
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Tokyo, Japan
We have changed our DNS configuration to support GeoDNS, so your requests should be routed to the frontend nearest to you.
Each Packet-hosted system is significantly more powerful than our previous generation frontends and have triple the amount of available RAM, so they should be a lot more responsive even when a lot of people are cloning linux.git simultaneously.
Our special thanks to the following organizations who have graciously donated hosting for the previous incarnation of kernel.org frontends:
If you notice any problems with the new systems, please email email@example.com.