@Ricordisamoa reports in wikitech-l:
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<Coren> If you only want those redirects for a couple weeks/months then it's a simple matter to have the webserver at fab 303 to phabricator; but given the relatively short lifetime wouldn't it be better to just break what links currently exist than have to keep the redirects indefinitely?
<andre__> I think I'd prefer to just have a totally generic redirect to the frontpage of phab.wm.o instead. I basically asked here because of the last comments
FWIW we have migrated the metadata of 85 users who came over from fab. The last time the job ran and saw a new user from fab was Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:00:03 GMT. I don't think this is going to be that valuable even if it doesn't violate some labs ToS.
According to Google, searching "http://fab.wmflabs.org" provides about 21.000 results. Whether that is true or not, whether any user clicks or will click those links or not... I don't know. But since the fix is trivial and clean, and since Yuvi is volunteering, I don't see the reason why we shouldn't leave a redirect from fab.wmflabs.org/* to phabricator.wikimedia.org's homepage.
- Disabled puppet on fab2.eqiad.wmflabs (linked this task as reason)
- Setup simple redirect to phabricator.wmflabs.org - every url redirects to the home page.
These are permanent redirects, so search engines should be fairly messed up by them (since we're not maintaining URL compatibility).
I propose we kill this after, say, 3 months? Or we kill it the first time the machine fails? :)