IRC

For real-time chat, the Ceph community gathers in the #ceph channel of the Open and Free Technology Community (OFTC) IRC network.

Created in 1988, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a relay-based, real-time chat protocol. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message. On IRC you can talk to many other members using Ceph, on topics ranging from idle chit-chat to support questions. Though a channel might have many people in it at any one time, they might not always be at their keyboard; so if no-one responds, just wait around and someone will hopefully answer soon enough.

Registration

If you intend to use the IRC service on a continued basis, you are advised to register an account. That will give you a unique IRC identity, and will also allow you to access channels where unregistered users have been locked out for technical reasons.

Slack

As an alternative to traditional IRC, the Ceph community also maintains a bridge to allow users to connect via a Ceph Slack channel if they prefer. The connection is run as a “best effort” but there is no guarantee that the connection will be up at any given time (although it has proven to be quite stable in recent history). Please send a mail to ceph-community@ceph.com if you would like an invite.

Join Slack!

Channels

To connect to the OFTC IRC network, download an IRC client and configure it to connect to irc.oftc.net. Then, join one or more of the channels. Discussions inside #ceph are logged, and archives are available online.

There are three real-time discussion channels for the Ceph community:

  1. #ceph
  2. #ceph-devel
  3. #sepia

Connect your client to: irc.oftc.net

MAILING LISTS

Ceph developers and users discuss the project regularly on Ceph’s mailing lists. These lists are not restricted to the core development team – if you’re interested in Ceph, you are welcome to join!

Security: for all security notes, concerns, or vulnerabilities, please email security@ceph.com (closed list).

 

The ceph-devel list is for discussion about the development of Ceph, its interoperability with other technology, and the operations of the project itself. Ceph cluster operators and users should use the ceph-users list to ask questions, share best practices, and help one another. The ceph-commit list is for those who would like commit notifications via email, ceph-qa for QA activities, and finallyceph-community for all discussions related to the Ceph User Committee.

List Address Resources
ceph-devel ceph-devel@vger.kernel.org list info | archives subscribe
ceph-users ceph-users@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
ceph-announce ceph-announce@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
ceph-commit ceph-commit@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
ceph-qa ceph-qa@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
ceph-maintainers ceph-maintainers@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
sepia (lab) sepia@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
ceph-community ceph-community@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
cbt (performance) cbt@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
ceph-cn (chinese language) ceph-cn@ceph.com list info | archives subscribe
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