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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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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 =
 
= Machines =
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= Explanation of classification scheme =
 
= Explanation of classification scheme =
  
ProgClub classifies its machines as either user machines or administrative machines.
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[[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.
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User machines are systems that [[ProgClub]] [[members]] can log into for programming or account usage purposes. Member [[Webpage creation|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.
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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 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]].
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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 =
  
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 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 (called the "ORD' data center).
  
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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The second generation of [[ProgClub]] [[systems]] are virtual machines provided by [https://aws.amazon.com/ AWS]. There are hosted in a data-center in Sydney (called "ap-southeast-2").
  
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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If you're experiencing capacity issues with any of [[ProgClub]]'s [[machines]] get in [[contact]] with [[User:John|John]] and we can look at system upgrades.

Latest revision as of 13:00, 29 February 2020

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 (called the "ORD' data center).

The second generation of ProgClub systems are virtual machines provided by AWS. There are hosted in a data-center in Sydney (called "ap-southeast-2").

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