Machines

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This page provides information about machines on the ProgClub network. See future machine names if you need to name a new machine. For information about ProgClub domains, see domains. For information about member services, see services. For information about administering ProgClub assets see the administrative reference. Check out our projects to see what we're working on or our forums to get in touch.

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Machines

User machines

The following are the user machines on ProgClub MemberNet:

Administrative machines

The following are the administrative machines:

Explanation of classification scheme

ProgClub classifies its machines as either user machines or administrative machines.

User machines are systems that ProgClub members can log into for programming or account usage purposes. Member web-pages are available via user machines. The user machines comprise what we call ProgClub MemberNet, our member services network.

Administrative machines are systems that are used to provide administrative services such as the ProgClub web-site, user authentication, user home directories, email, or administrative databases.

The canonical domain for user machines on MemberNet is progclub.net, whereas the canonical domain for administrative machines is progclub.org. The reverse DNS lookup for hosts on the ProgClub network uses the appropriate canonical domain. It is generally best to use the canonical domain names, however you can use other domain names as explained in domains.

A note on virtualisation

At the moment all ProgClub machines are virtual machines provided by Rackspace. They are hosted in a data-centre in Chicago. If you're experiencing capacity issues with any of ProgClub's machines get in contact with John and we can look at system upgrades.

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