BUGS Administration

As a general principal, BUGS infrastructure should not be reliant on a single person. The website will be a Wiki that will allow all members to edit it.

Previous hosts

  • Sue Blake - web and email hosting with welearn.com.au
  • Greg Black - DNS secondary
  • Sam Lawrance - web hosting


The primary domain for BUGS is bugs.au.freebsd.org.

In order to set new nameservers, we must contact the DNS admin for au.freebsd.org who is is currently Jarrod Sayers. You can check the current admin at any time by doing dig au.freebsd.org soa and examining the second phrase after “SOA”.

There have been proposals that BUGS move to a new domain under .org or .org.au (suitable names are currently available) but no agreement has been reached that this would be beneficial.

As of 2016-May-24, the BUGS nameservers are name1.octopus.com.au, name2.octopus.com.au and ns1.riverwillow.net.

Web server

The BUGS web server is hosted on vps.rulingia.com, which is a FreeBSD VPS hosted on Octopus Computing. The BUGS website is an Apache virtual server accessible at any of http://bugs.au.freebsd.org/, https://bugs.au.freebsd.org/, http://www.bugs.au.freebsd.org/ or https://www.bugs.au.freebsd.org/. The SSL certificate is provided by Let's Encrypt. Note that your browser needs no support SNI to use SSL (so if you're still using MSIE6.5, you're out of luck). The VPS is owned by Peter Jeremy.

More datail on the current configuration can be found here.

Mailing list

On 8th October (year forgotten), the mailing list was returned to its permanent address at bugs@bugs.au.freebsd.org. The archive can be found at http://mailman.barnet.com.au/pipermail/bugs/. To subscribe send an email to bugs-subscribe@bugs.au.freebsd.org. If this doesn't work, contact us on IRC. The mailing list is managed by Edwin Groothuis.

It had been previously temporarily being hosted at http://can.welearn.com.au/mailman/listinfo/bugs.


BUGS does not currently maintain its own IRC server, although the option has been discussed in the past.

We inhabit #bugs on irc.oz.org (sometimes oz.org is down; search www.oz.org for an alternative - try them all). peter, callum, chuzz, juha, pez and groogle are administrators.

A second #bugs channel is available on freenode, though it is mostly idle. #bugs ##bugs

We also setup a #bugs channel on OFTC (irc.oftc.net) to test the waters and as a backup. That network is properly maintained so we have a fully registered channel with op rights.

infrastructure.txt · Last modified: 2016/05/29 09:48 by peterjeremy
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