SAC Service Status

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Infrastructure of OSGeo System Administration Committee (SAC)

Servers at OSL

Open Source Labs - 2 physical machines containing x virtual machines.

If VM hanging, see OSL for how to open a ticket with OSUOSL's support.

All SAC administrators have LDAP auth to the OSL Virtual Machines. Primary Admins also have ssh key access in case LDAP is down and that will also apply to the physical machines. Worst case scenario use the information on Open Source Labs to file a ticket (SAC members only). Direct connection to virtual machines is by appending it's vm alias to




  • Hosts SAC:LDAP services (



  • Transition in Progress
  • Drupal instances for the main OSGeo web site and projects like MapGuide and FDO will be hosted here.
  • LDAP Python Admin Scripts in /usr/lib/cgi-bin

See Infrastructure Transition Plan 2010#Final_Plan for full details.


  • Template VM used when creating new VMs.
  • Not normally running - make a special request to OSL to start it up.


  • See WebExtraVM for full details.
  • hosts,,, and the old conference * sites.




  • Provides rsync backups of
  • Will provide backula backups of various VMs.
  • VM alias is Backup
  • See SAC:Backups for details.


  • General purpose home for OSGeo projects which do not garner heavy enough a load to require their own VM, including,,,,, and others.
  • See ProjectsVM for full details


  • VM used by the QGIS project.
  • Shell access only for the QGIS shell access group.
  • Details on configuration to follow...
  • Running joomla 1.5.18 and mediawiki
  • Nightly builds for Debian and Ubuntu.


  • VM used for projects for various adhoc purposes. Risks to system stability that would be unacceptable on the Projects VM may be ok here.
  • See AdhocVM for full details, and some notes on services running here.


  • Central OSGeo MX running Postfix (includes aliases in /etc/aliases)
  • SAC:Mailing Lists - mailman configuration for

Servers at Peer1 (osgeo1)

  • Virtual Hosts (on same server)
    • - Conference System (also: SAC:Setup_OCS)
      • (main portal), 2009, 2006 hosted here. 2010 is hosted on telascience but temporarily resurrected here during telascience outage 26apr10 (2010 switched back)
    • / - Journal System
    • Redirects for many chapter and other urls handled via /etc/httpd/conf.d/rewrite.conf

Emergency plans:

See: SAC:Admin and Troubleshooting (osgeo2)

The osgeo2 server at peer1 has been shutdown as of early November 2010. All services have been moved off.

This is the other peer1 host, primary used for backup and development testing of services.

  • /home/back: 6/24 hour backups from osgeo1 (by rsync)
  • /home/other_backups: daily backups from by rsync.
  • Development drupal instance
  • is no longer hosted here. (moved to osuosl osgeo3)
  • A temporary joomla instance lives here, managed by Werner Macho. (moved to osuosl osgeo4)
  • /var/www/moodle install was a test/demo for education committee, Arnulf, Charlie S.
  • - Planet_Configuration administered by Mateusz, Jorge
  • /var/www/wiki_wiktionary - is - admin by Martin, owned by Markus Neteler
  • FOSSGIS wiki - Arnulf, Martin, Dietmar
  • Private board wiki - Board
  • /var/www/livedvd - copy (from SVN)) of live dvd download page, for use with

Servers at Telascience Blades

This only describes some of the osgeo oriented systems and is not a full description of the telascience reality in any way

Telascience Disks


  • Full details on HyperCube
  • Used primarily for geodata serving.

Lantronix SLC8


1  	B1600-SC0  << blade consoles
2 	B1600-SC1
3 	LX50
4 	Port-4
5 	SE3510
6 	Port-6
7 	V20z
  • ssh
[SDSU-SLC]> connect direct deviceport 1
Connected to port 1. Escape sequence is ESC A << Important Info
B1600-sc>console S11
[Connected with input enabled on fru S11]
Escape Sequence is '#.' << Important Info


The Plone service should start automatically. In case it doesn't it can be started manually running /etc/rc.d/init.d/zopectl start

xblade11-2 (buildtest)

  • ( FC4 (DNS:
  • STATUS: This system was compromised and is currently shutdown pending reformatting.

  • LDAP Shell enabled, normal system setup done. March 28, 2008
  • This server got a new disk in February because the old one died, so all previous contents are lost.
  • Use 87GB /osgeo partition for bulk of work on this system, limited space in /home.
  • Assigned as a build and regression testing server for Buildbot slaves, and related systems like Hudson for GeoNetwork and Geotools.
  • Hudson does not restart automatically!
  • Details on the Hudson Configuration on this system.
  • hosts tiles for the mapserver front page demo MapServerTiles
  • host foss4g2009 workshop uploads per #407
  • host foss4g2010 workshop uploads per #563

xblade12-2 (Kids GIS)

  • ( FC4
  • STATUS: This system was compromised and is currently shutdown pending reformatting.
  • new server: new install, no ldap or remotely mounted home.
  • This machine is allocated to Kids GIS Portal

xblade13-2 (download)

  • ( FC4


xblade14-2 (buildbot | upload | GeoTools | Gallery | FOSS4G2007)

  • ( FC4
  • STATUS: This system was compromised and is dead. Servers migrated to ProjectsVM
  • only is on WebExtraVM

  • LDAP Shell enabled, yum updated July 19th/2006.
  • OSGeo BuildBot Configuration.
  • Using for Community Mapbuilder Continuum Builds.
  • MapServer
    • script preparing nightly svn snapshots (/osgeo/mapserver - cronjob under frankw)
    • /osgeo/mapserver/mapserver-web, including scripts to recreate things using Sphinx (hobu/jmckenna)
  • GRASS ( (migrated to
    • /osgeo/grass/grass-web is the svn checkout of the grass website (updated once per hour).
    • /osgeo/grass/rsync is the server which also operated as rsync mirror master (under the 'grass' rsync module)
    • Mediawiki (using mysql)
  • GeoTools (
    • /osgeo/geotools/geotools-web is GeoTools home using plain HTML


  • ( FC4
  • STATUS: This system was compromised and is currently shutdown pending reformatting.

  • Fedora Directory Server. LDAP server.
  • Plone
  • SMS Smart Mob system
  • Plone GPS / APRS / Cell tracking .... wishing ;)
  • (likely unused since ended up on osgeo2)
  • ISO mirroring


  • (
  • HJG still working to setup.
  • HJG plans to use for a telascience ldap server.
  • Frank Warmerdam / Mateusz Loskot plans to deploy buildbot slaves (bigendian sparc solaris!)


  • ( Solaris 2.9
  • experimental community portal - see SAC:Setup CiviCRM