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This has been completely retired and turned off -- even the old-adhoc has been shut off.

The Adhoc VM is a virtual machine minimally administered by SAC, hosted on osgeo7 at OSU OSL and used for adhoc, and development activities related to OSGeo projects. On osgeo7 it is a container called old-adhoc. ]] 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 -p 50024 (or going thru - to old-adhoc.lxd). Anyone in the 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.

To have your services made available, contact SAC to setup a proxy for your given service.

Existing services hosted on the Ad-hoc VM:

site path contact comments /osgeo/mapbender astrid_emde, banjo, kmq Mapbender at Adhoc (unused as of 2017-11-02 - files deletes by User:Astrid Emde) Mapbender at AdhocVM /osgeo/mapserver jmckenna have a look at MapServer at AdhocVM as lots of demo services are driven from this instance (heavily used as of 2019-05-12) (MOVED to mapserver container on osgeo7 as of 2022) /osgeo/livedvd hamish, wildintellect, camerons daily cron job for nightly sphinx builds of LiveDVD documentation /osgeo/grass hamish, neteler Cron job demo plotting of recent earthquakes using GRASS batch job. /osgeo/ kalxas, tomkralidis OGC CSW Reference Implementation and Server demos (running 2020-05-07: moved to osgeo7, /osgeo/oam crschmidtm OpenAerialMap (unused as of 2017 - to be retired !) /osgeo/ tomkralidis, jachym WPS Server demos (running /osgeo/project_name your osgeo_id here services running etc


(command: lsb_release -a)

  • Distributor ID: Debian
  • Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 (wheezy)
  • Release: 7.10
  • Codename: wheezy


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