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Sebastian Kurfuerst, 2008-05-20 16:44

Server Overview

  • DNS Names:,
  • Reverse DNS name:
  • is the subversion server of the TYPO3 project.
  • is the joint development platform of the TYPO3 project.
  • is the development instance of New features for forge are tested there

Operating System, Security Updates

  • is housed at, where it runs on a dedicated server.
  • The operating system is FreeBSD.
  • In case any packages are needed to be installed, contact Patrick Hausen from
  • Security Updates are done by

Important URLs

SSH Logins

  • Root login via SSH is disabled
  • SSH logins are only allowed via public-key-authentication. Every user has his own user name. After login, you can switch user with sudo and entering your password.
  • Please protect your private SSH key with a strong password, and as well your username on forge.

Paths and important scripts

  • Subversion: /var/svn/
  • Apache Configuration: /usr/local/etc/apache22/
  • Apache Webroot: /var/apache/
  • Rails Root: /var/rails/
    • Redmine Live Instance ( /var/rails/redmine_trunk/
    • Redmine Development Instance ( /var/rails/redmine_trunk_devel/
  • Helper scripts for SVN and Forge: /home/forge/

Start and Stop Scripts

  • Apache: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 {start,stop,restart}
  • Redmine: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/redmine {start,stop,restart}
  • Redmine Development: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/redmine-devel {start,stop,restart}
  • MySQL: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server {start,stop,restart}

Serving rails websites to the masses (Mongrel)

  • We use mongrel to serve our rails websites. It is important to use the start/stop scripts which can be found at /usr/local/etc/rc.d/redmine which in turn call the appropriate script in /usr/local/etc/apache22/rails-scripts/
  • For the live website, we use 10 mongrel processes running in paralell on the ports 3000 - 3009
  • The development instance is just a single mongrel process running on port 3100. For development, that should be enough.
  • Apache is configured with mod_proxy to dispatch requests to these mongrel processes.


  • The backup is run by
  • In case any files are needed, contact Patrick Hausen or Wolfgang Zenker.
  • In case of a disk failure, raid controller failure, etc, they will handle desaster recovery.


  • Backup:
  • Restore:
  • Security Updates:
  • The project members of this team

Updated by Sebastian Kurfuerst over 13 years ago · 3 revisions