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== User machines ==
 
== User machines ==
  
The following are the user machines on ProgClub [[Domains#MemberNet|MemberNet]]:
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The current user machine (for [[MemberNet]] and [[MobileNet]]) is:
  
* [[honesty|honesty.progclub.net]], the primary user machine.
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* [[strength|strength.progclub.net]]
* [[hope|hope.progclub.net]], the ancillary user machine.
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The old user machines have been decommissioned:
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* [[honesty|honesty.progclub.net]], the old primary user machine.
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* [[hope|hope.progclub.net]], the old ancillary user machine.
  
 
== Administrative machines ==
 
== Administrative machines ==
  
The following are the administrative machines:
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The current admin machine is:
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* [[integrity|integrity.progclub.org]]
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The old admin machine was decommissioned:
  
* [[charity|charity.progclub.org]], the primary administrative machine.
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* [[charity|charity.progclub.org]], the old primary administrative machine.
  
 
= Explanation of classification scheme =
 
= Explanation of classification scheme =
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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.
 
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.
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Administrative machines are systems that are used to provide administrative services such as the ProgClub web-site, email, administrative databases, and other services.
  
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]].
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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 should use the appropriate canonical domain when possible. 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 =
 
= A note on virtualisation =
  
At the moment all ProgClub machines are virtual machines provided by [https://www.rackspace.com/ Rackspace]. They are hosted in a data-centre in Chicago. If you're experiencing capacity issues with any of ProgClub's machines get in [[contacts|contact]] with [[User:John|John]] and we can look at system upgrades.
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The first generation of ProgClub machines were virtual machines provided by [https://www.rackspace.com/ Rackspace] (formerly [https://www.slicehost.com/ Slicehost]). They were hosted in a data-center in Chicago.
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The second generation of ProgClub machines are virtual machines provided by [https://aws.amazon.com/ AWS]. There are hosted in a data-center in Sydney.
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If you're experiencing capacity issues with any of ProgClub's machines get in [[contacts|contact]] with [[User:John|John]] and we can look at system upgrades.

Latest revision as of 02:20, 21 May 2018

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.

Machines

User machines

The current user machine (for MemberNet and MobileNet) is:

The old user machines have been decommissioned:

Administrative machines

The current admin machine is:

The old admin machine was decommissioned:

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, email, administrative databases, and other services.

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 should use the appropriate canonical domain when possible. 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

The first generation of ProgClub machines were virtual machines provided by Rackspace (formerly Slicehost). They were hosted in a data-center in Chicago.

The second generation of ProgClub machines are virtual machines provided by AWS. There are hosted in a data-center in Sydney.

If you're experiencing capacity issues with any of ProgClub's machines get in contact with John and we can look at system upgrades.