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Please put all build info in the build/ namespace. If you're on this page, start the name with "build/" and then the rest of the name of the page. If you're on a page already in a "build" page, just reference the page using the name.

Please don't post any passwords on the wiki!

Current projects:

Here are our current build documents:

  • Goals – what we're trying to accomplish in building the new servers
  • Basics – system names, etc.
  • TODO – what's left to do before moving to production
  • Timeline – order in which things need to proceed
  • IPs – what needs to be changed when changing IP addresses and/or domains

Here's the order that the build should generally proceed:

  1. Hardware – description of the hardware configuration
  2. Debian – base OS installation and configuration (including hard drive partitioning)
  3. Solaris – base OS installation and configuration
  4. Firewall – we're using Shorewall to configure iptables
  5. SSH – a more secure remote access method
  6. Sudo – a good way to allow users to run commands as root
  7. Misc – miscellaneous packages installed
  8. Security – security changes to base installation (primarily SSL certificates)
  9. IMAP – Courier IMAP email access
  10. Mailing Lists – mailing list server (Mailman) and web archival (Pipermail)
  11. Users - how to add/migrate users to the new systems
  12. MySQL – database required by most Open Source projects
  13. Postfix – email transport (SMTP MTA)
  14. SpamAssassin – spam filtering
  15. Apache – installation and configuration of Apache web server, including PHP, virtual hosts, etc.
  16. Logging – what is logged, to where, reports, and to whom
  17. DNS – caching-only name server (using BIND 9 in a chrooted environment)
  18. NTP – Network Time Protocol configuration
  19. Backups – how we back up our important data
  20. Domain Names – how authoratative DNS for SLUUG.ORG is handled (hosted externally)uild
  21. Private Network – how our private network at Primary is configured

The following are works in progress:

build.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/06 20:50 by SLUUG Administration