<<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.18 - 15 Oct 2009 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the technical "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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  • Archives have a few broken messages from the migration.
  • Recover mail lost when archives were busted.
  • More sophisticated anti-spam solutions.
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  • Switch from Sendmail to Postfix/Exim/etc?
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New applications

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.17 - 11 Jan 2007 - BenScott)

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This is the technical "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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Base Configuration

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  • Backups
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  • Monitoring
    • Internal monitoring of both hardware and software health
      • Hardware: Temperature, fan speed, etc.
 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.16 - 19 Oct 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the technical "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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See ServerMail for details, planning, and discussion on all this.

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  • It looks like list archving isn't happening.

  • Figure out what to do with system mail.
  • Archives have a few broken messages from the migration.
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  • Recover mail lost when archives were busted.

  • More sophisticated anti-spam solutions.
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  • Switch from Sendmail to Postfix?
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  • Switch from Sendmail to Postfix/Exim/etc?

New applications

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.15 - 15 Oct 2006 - BenScott)

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This is the technical "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!

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Other

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See also ServerGoals, which is more administrative/political.

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  • Goals - What are we trying to accomplish? See ServerGoals
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TOC: No TOC in "Organizational.ServerToDo"

Base Configuration

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      • more then just a simple ping or TCP connect
      • SMTP relay test?
      • check a web page time stamp?
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  • figure out what to do with mail sent to the root user
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Loose Ends

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Mail services and mailing lists


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  • Mailing list archives are slightly broken. A handful of messages were parsed incorrectly, and bits and pieces of those got stuffed into the month of Oct for all lists. To fix this, a better pre-processor needs to be used to feed the mail into Pipermail.
  • I'm not positive the lists are working 100% properly.
  • Installing CentOS? updates led to permissions that had been customized (e.g., so sysadm group could edit webserver config) being clobbered when new versions of those packages got installed.
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See ServerMail for details, planning, and discussion on all this.

  • It looks like list archving isn't happening.
  • Figure out what to do with system mail.
  • Archives have a few broken messages from the migration.
  • More sophisticated anti-spam solutions.
  • Switch from Sendmail to Postfix?

New applications

There are applications of the technology that could really benefit us.

  • Automated meeting announcements (yippie!)
  • Dedicated calendar software (integrated with the above)
  • Web-based job database (job seekers and job openings), easily postable and searchable without needing a mailing list.
  • Poll/survey software
  • RSVP software for the meetings

You get the idea. Suggestions welcome.


 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.14 - 15 Oct 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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Loose Ends

  • Mailing list archives are slightly broken. A handful of messages were parsed incorrectly, and bits and pieces of those got stuffed into the month of Oct for all lists. To fix this, a better pre-processor needs to be used to feed the mail into Pipermail.
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  • I'm not 100% positive the lists are working properly.
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  • I'm not positive the lists are working 100% properly.
  • Installing CentOS? updates led to permissions that had been customized (e.g., so sysadm group could edit webserver config) being clobbered when new versions of those packages got installed.

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.13 - 14 Oct 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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      • check a web page time stamp?
  • figure out what to do with mail sent to the root user
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Migration from Rogue

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Loose Ends


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See: ServerFromRogue

  • Mail
    • SMTP server
    • List manager
      • Redirector
      • Archives
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  • Mailing list archives are slightly broken. A handful of messages were parsed incorrectly, and bits and pieces of those got stuffed into the month of Oct for all lists. To fix this, a better pre-processor needs to be used to feed the mail into Pipermail.
  • I'm not 100% positive the lists are working properly.

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.12 - 21 Aug 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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Base Configuration

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  • Backup planning
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  • Backups

  • Monitoring
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    • setup outside probes for "up"/"down" services
    • Internal monitoring for both hardware and software health
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    • Internal monitoring of both hardware and software health

      • Hardware: Temperature, fan speed, etc.
      • Software: Disk space, system load, RAID status, etc.
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    • Cole is going to setup Nagios for more detailed monitoring
    • Notification mechanisms still vague

Migration from Hive

This is essentially complete. It consisted of:

  • Creating a server from scratch using CentOS? (thanks BenScott)
  • Copying the apache configuration and web pages to it.
  • Configuring it to the co-lo's network infrastructure (thanks MV Communications)
  • Making it "live".

However, this only takes care of the web pages for GNHLUG. What's left is the mailing list. See Migration from Rogue.

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    • Notification mechanisms are still vague
      • I think we have two different mailing lists (for redundency)...?
      • Some kind of pager/SMS notification would be nice
    • More sophisticated outside probes
      • more then just a simple ping or TCP connect
      • SMTP relay test?
      • check a web page time stamp?
  • figure out what to do with mail sent to the root user

Migration from Rogue

See: ServerFromRogue

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  • DNS

  • Mail
    • SMTP server
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    • List manager/archives
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    • List manager
      • Redirector
      • Archives

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.11 - 04 Apr 2006 - BruceDawson)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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    • Cole is going to setup Nagios for more detailed monitoring
    • Notification mechanisms still vague

Added:
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Migration from Hive

This is essentially complete. It consisted of:

  • Creating a server from scratch using CentOS? (thanks BenScott)
  • Copying the apache configuration and web pages to it.
  • Configuring it to the co-lo's network infrastructure (thanks MV Communications)
  • Making it "live".

However, this only takes care of the web pages for GNHLUG. What's left is the mailing list. See Migration from Rogue.


Migration from Rogue

See: ServerFromRogue

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.10 - 03 Apr 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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Migration from Rogue

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See: ServerFromRogue

  • DNS
  • Mail
    • SMTP server
 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.9 - 02 Apr 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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Base Configuration

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  • Choice of distro - ServerDistro
    • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006
  • Storage management
    • Disk mirroring (RAID-1)
      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006
    • LVM?
      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006
    • Partition layout
      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006
    • Directory layout
      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006
  • Security - ServerSecurity
    • User account strategy
      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006
    • SSH config
      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006
    • Firewall

  • Backup planning
  • Monitoring
    • setup outside probes for "up"/"down" services
Added:
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    • Internal monitoring for both hardware and software health
      • Hardware: Temperature, fan speed, etc.
      • Software: Disk space, system load, RAID status, etc.

    • Cole is going to setup Nagios for more detailed monitoring
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Migration from Hive

See also: ServerFromHive

  • Apache
  • TWiki
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    • Notification mechanisms still vague

Migration from Rogue

  • DNS
  • Mail
    • SMTP server
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    • List manager
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    • List manager/archives

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.8 - 20 Feb 2006 - BillMcGonigle)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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Base Configuration

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    • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006

  • Storage management
    • Disk mirroring (RAID-1)
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      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006

    • LVM?
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      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006

    • Partition layout
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      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006

    • Directory layout
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      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006

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      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006

    • SSH config
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      • done by BenScott on or before 20 Feb 2006

    • Firewall
  • Backup planning
  • Monitoring
Added:
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    • setup outside probes for "up"/"down" services
    • Cole is going to setup Nagios for more detailed monitoring

Migration from Hive

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.7 - 10 Feb 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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Migration from Hive

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See also: ServerFromHive

  • Apache
  • TWiki
 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.6 - 09 Feb 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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  • Goals - What are we trying to accomplish? See ServerGoals
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Configuration Planning

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Base Configuration


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  • Base configuration

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  • Storage management
    • Disk mirroring (RAID-1)
    • LVM?

    • Partition layout
Deleted:
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    • Disk management - RAID, LVM, etc.?

    • Directory layout
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    • User account strategy
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  • DNS
  • Web
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* SSH config * Firewall
  • Backup planning
  • Monitoring

Migration from Hive


    • Apache
    • TWiki
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Migration from Rogue

  • DNS

  • Mail
    • SMTP server
    • List manager
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  • Backup planning (?)
  • Monitoring

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.5 - 08 Feb 2006 - ToddWarfield)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
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  • Mail
    • SMTP server
    • List manager
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  • Backup planning (?)
  • Monitoring

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.4 - 08 Feb 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!
Added:
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Other

  • Goals - What are we trying to accomplish? See ServerGoals

Configuration Planning

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  • Determining what we are trying to accomplish
    • Front page for people searching for a LUG
    • Providing information on who we are, what we do, how to participate
      • Nice to have: a calendar easy to post and query, RSS or iCal/vCal
    • Becoming a long-term repository of what we have done
      • Bragging rights about past meetings
      • Link to resources we have discovered or presented
  • Determining what we are NOT trying to accomplish
    • NOT becoming another "destination" place on line
    • NOT a high-interactivity forum
    • NOT a high-maintenance site

  • Base configuration
 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.3 - 08 Feb 2006 - TedRoche)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!

Configuration Planning

Added:
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  • Determining what we are trying to accomplish
    • Front page for people searching for a LUG
    • Providing information on who we are, what we do, how to participate
      • Nice to have: a calendar easy to post and query, RSS or iCal/vCal
    • Becoming a long-term repository of what we have done
      • Bragging rights about past meetings
      • Link to resources we have discovered or presented
  • Determining what we are NOT trying to accomplish
    • NOT becoming another "destination" place on line
    • NOT a high-interactivity forum
    • NOT a high-maintenance site

  • Base configuration
 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.2 - 07 Feb 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
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To Do list for the new GNHLUG InternetServer:
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This is the "To Do list" for the new GNHLUG InternetServer. Add and update as you like!

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  • Everything
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Configuration Planning

  • Base configuration
    • Choice of distro - ServerDistro
    • Partition layout
    • Disk management - RAID, LVM, etc.?
    • Directory layout
    • User account strategy
  • DNS
  • Web
    • Apache
    • TWiki
  • Mail
    • SMTP server
    • List manager

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerToDo (r1.1 - 07 Feb 2006 - BenScott)
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META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
To Do list for the new GNHLUG InternetServer:

  • Everything
Revision r1.1 - 07 Feb 2006 - 20:04 - BenScott
Revision r1.18 - 15 Oct 2009 - 08:54 - BenScott