[openstack-dev] [cinder][glance][horizon][keystone][nova][qa][swift] Feedback needed: Removal of legacy per-project vanity domain redirects

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Wed Mar 8 19:04:10 UTC 2017

On 2017-03-08 17:23, Brian Rosmaita wrote:
> On 3/8/17 10:12 AM, Monty Taylor wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> We have a set of old vanity redirect URLs from back when we made a URL
>> for each project:
>> cinder.openstack.org
>> glance.openstack.org
>> horizon.openstack.org
>> keystone.openstack.org
>> nova.openstack.org
>> qa.openstack.org
>> swift.openstack.org
>> They are being served from an old server we'd like to retire. Obviously,
>> moving a set of http redirects is trivial, but these domains have been
>> deprecated for about 4 now, so we figured we'd clean house if we can.
>> We know that the swift team has previously expressed that there are
>> links out in the wild pointing to swift.o.o/content that still work and
>> that they don't want to break anyone, which is fine. (although if the
>> swift team has changed their minds, that's also welcome)
>> for the rest of you, can we kill these rather than transfer them?
> My concern is that glance.openstack.org is easy to remember and type, so
> I imagine there are links out there that we have no control over using
> that URL.  So what are the consequences of it 404'ing or "site cannot be
> reached" in a browser?
> glance.o.o currently redirects to docs.o.o/developer/glance
> If glance.o.o failed for me, I'd next try openstack.org (or
> www.openstack.org).  Those would give me a page with a top bar of links,
> one of which is DOCS.  If I took that link, I'd get the docs home page.
> There's a search bar there; typing in 'glance' gets me
> docs.o.o/developer/glance as the first hit.
> If instead I scroll past the search bar, I have to scroll down to
> "Project-Specific Guides" and follow "Services & Libraries" ->
> "Openstack Services" -> "image service (glance) -> docs.o.o/developer/glance
> Which sounds kind of bad ... until I type "glance docs" into google.
> Right now the first hit is docs.o.o/developer/glance.  And all the kids
> these days use the google.  So by trying to be clever and hack the URL,
> I could get lost, but if I just google 'glance docs', I find what I'm
> looking for right away.
> So I'm willing to go with the majority on this, with the caveat that if
> one or two teams keep the redirect, it's going to be confusing to end
> users if the redirect doesn't work for other projects.

Very few people know about these URLs at all and there are only a few
places that use it in openstack (I just send a few patches for those).
If you google for "openstack glance", you won't get this URL at all,

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