What hostname would I use to test ftp on sh.sonic.net? I'm currently using ftp.sonic.net, which of course is aliased to bolt right now.
For external use ftp.sonic.net is fine. But as ftp is not a secure protocol, you don't want to upload files via ftp and expose your password. To copy files to your ~/public_ftp on bolt you can use a secure means such as scp, rsync etc.
I was just asking if this will continue to work when/if bolt is decommissioned. Even on bolt ~/public_ftp is on an NFS mounted filesystem so the fix should be easy and can be done now (but for *that* to work the new way of mounting $HOME has to work reliably).
I don't see a bug tracking system on the Sonic website (such as github.com's issue tracking system, for instance) as that would be an ideal way to report and track such issues. Particularly for a complex project like moving all users to a new system there are bound to be a lot of small tasks needing tracking. [May be Sonic has it internally? If so, making it public would provide useful feedback to users who care.]
Also, the missing files problem is happening again on sh.sonic.net. My overnight cron job failed, and here we are at 8:00 a.m. and everything is still gone.
I see the same problem. My guess is the root cause has still not been found. This is another place where a bug tracking system can help as it would allow you record observations and your attempts to fix the problem in one place as opposed to spread through email threads.