[MLB-WIRELESS] node names - conventions and sub domains

Troy Mitchell txm at optusnet.com.au
Sat Nov 1 13:29:37 EST 2003

In the near future, melbourne.wireless.org.au will be hosted on a
different machine than w.o.a, this has been in progress for some
months, Steve is fully aware of this.
We (the MW Committee) have discussed packages, deployment and policy for
the new server and many of the suggestions (including nodexxx domain
redirects) made over the last 12 months have been already been
We now own the melbournewireless.org.au domain, and our intention is to
use this as the primary domain on the new server.
All of our mailing lists will also be moved over to the new server as
part of the migration.
Further details coming, when we have them.

Troy Mitchell. 
on behalf of the Melbourne Wireless Committee

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-melbwireless at wireless.org.au
[mailto:owner-melbwireless at wireless.org.au] On Behalf Of Steven Haigh
Sent: Saturday, 1 November 2003 11:23 AM
To: Steven; melbwireless at wireless.org.au
Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] node names - conventions and sub domains

I'm probably the best person to answer this at this point....
The current wireless.org.au (w.o.a) was set up very quickly - by three
people working on it at the same time, and completed overnight. This was
because of a hardware failure, and we had no presence. We had to
compromise flexibility for a quick turnaround.
Back then, MW was hosted on w.o.a - but for both political and
functionality reasons, MW was moved to melbourne.w.o.a.. w.o.a is kind
of in limbo at this point until the server is replaced with Evolution 4.
Evolution 4 is the 4th complete rebuild of the w.o.a server since
version 1 back in 2000... E4 will have new hardware (and we may need
some help obtaining a few items - specifically 2 x new 80Gb hdd's, raid
card etc) but will be based on a dual P3 800, probably 1Gb of RAM...
This should keep up with requirements for the forseeable future.
On the software side, the security will be greatly improved, as well as
runing latest versions of everything. All groups will be on their
location.w.o.a url, as well as generic mailing lists such as
list at melbourne.w.o.a, list at geelong.w.o.a etc etc. This will hopefully
make thing much simpler for both existing groups, and new groups to use
the services of w.o.a...
As for using nodexxx.w.o.a, under the future plans, it will not be
possible to do this, as it is not group specific... it may happen later
down the track as nodexxx.melbourne.w.o.a, but I can't confirm anything
at this stage.
Steven Haigh
(Visit https://wireless.org.au to install our Root Certificate.)
You can lead a fool to wisdom but you can't make him think.
We have enough youth. What we need is a fountain of smart.
I am root. If you see me laughing, you better have a backup.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Steven <mailto:saandss at iinet.net.au>  
To: melbwireless at wireless.org.au 
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 10:35 AM
Subject: [MLB-WIRELESS] node names - conventions and sub domains

I was wondering why since the naming convention for node is
nodeXXX.wireless.org.au or XXX.wireless.org.au (XXX=node ID) then why
not make the sub domain link to a web page on the Melbwireless web site.
For example, the address XXX.wireless.org.au could link to the wiki page
for that node. Or at least make that sub domain available for the node
owner for uploading/editing.
Is this possible. I don't see that it would be to hard to add the sub
domains or is there a policy against this.

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