[MLB-WIRELESS] Public IP address space?

Steven Haigh netwiz at crc.id.au
Wed Jun 22 09:58:19 EST 2011

On 22/06/2011 9:39 AM, Mike Everest wrote:
> The downside, of course, is that you can only run once web server on port 80
> for each real world IP address on the router, (and only one service on every
> other port) but we get around this by using the routerOS vpn support to put
> the virtual subnets online to our HQ network via tunnels to our central vpn
> server!

This is the problem. There will be a need for multiple web servers & 2 
mail servers. Mailing lists + archives will be split into its own VM, 
with mail handled for every other domain in another VM supporting 
virtual email hosting. This solves many problems with mail that we 
currently have as well as facilitating requests from the MW committee 
for member benefits. The main one being that it separates email accounts 
from system accounts.

The whole idea of having the entire MW space in a VM is to make the life 
easier for the coders in that they would have their own system to change 
how they see fit and not be held hostage to other requirements for 
apache config etc on the system.

At the moment, disk space is the major issue. The system has 2 x 73Gb 
U320 SCSI drives - which is not enough to do the split to VMs - however 
I'm chasing up a few options which may resolve this (and get better 
hardware). It does however mean that I'll be required to purchase some 
2.5" HDDs.

Right now, I'm making plans to see what I can do. When I see what I can 
scrape together, I'll start finalising things.

Steven Haigh

Email: netwiz at crc.id.au
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