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Revision as of 03:06, 6 December 2010

The Adhoc VM is a virtual machine minimally administered by SAC, hosted on osgeo4 at OSU OSL and used for adhoc, and development activities related to OSGeo projects.

It differs from the Projects VM primarily in that:

  • sudo access is granted less restrictively.
  • greater risks to system operations are acceptable, as critical services are not run here.

The VM is reachable by ssh at adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org. Anyone in the https://www.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/auth/ldap_shell.py has ssh access, and anyone in this group can add new people via the link. Sudo access can be provided by existing sudoer's by adding folks to the sudoers group in /etc/group.

For the most part SAC is providing no backup, or detailed administration for this server beyond some security patches, and ldap setup. It is up to the users of the VM to detail their use here, and to cooperate so as to avoid stepping on each others toes. It is a good idea to segregate activities into directories under /osgeo named after projects or users.

Existing services hosted on the Ad-hoc VM
site path contact comments
mapbenderadhoc.osgeo.org /osgeo/mapbender astrid_emde, banjo, kmq still under discussion - have a look at Mapbender at AdhocVM
demo.mapserver.org /osgeo/mapserver jmckenna have a look at MapServer at AdhocVM
adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/ /osgeo/livedvd hamish, wildintellect, camerons daily cron job for nightly sphinx builds of LiveDVD documentation
adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/grass/ /osgeo/grass hamish, neteler demo performing on-demand plotting of recent earthquakes using GRASS + PHP
foo.osgeo.org /osgeo/project_name your osgeo_id here services running etc


Each service is handled through a VirtualHost, configured in /etc/apache2/sites-available/


  • someone installed sphinx 1.0.4 (putting it in /usr/local/ or building as a .deb would have been better)