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Mother, BluWiki's new server.


Dec. 2nd @ 1:00 AM (EST) - I'm thinking about installing other Wiki engines besides MediaWiki (PHPWikik, etc.) on Mother - but would like to gauge interest first. If someone is craving another open source engine, please leave me a note.

Nov. 24th @ 3:30 PM (EST) - Sever's live! Finially, after over 24 hours (since Noon on the 23rd), the server is back online. Looks like Keith got us past the subnet's firewall. --Sam Odio 15:37, 24 November 2005 (EST)

Nov. 24th @ 3:30 AM (EST) - Sever still down... It appears an improperly configured firewall is preventing the majority of the internet from accessing Mother. Unfortunately, I do not have access to the firewall. Hopefully Keith (the guy who switched the subnet & controls the firewall) will be able to get to it soon. --Sam Odio 03:31, 24 November 2005 (EST)

Nov. 23rd @ 5:00 PM (EST) - Downtime notice: The server was switched over to a new subnet at 12:00 Noon. Since I was asleep after pulling an all-nighter (see below) - nobody was in the office to re-configure the server's network address. I just woke up, and the server now should be back online (for good!). Sorry for the downtime! --Sam Odio 23:59, 23 November 2005 (EST)

Nov. 23rd @ 6:30 AM (EST) - After working through the night (literally) - Mother is now installed and hosting bluwiki.org. Talk to me if there are any problems. --Sam Odio 06:32, 23 November 2005 (EST)

Accelerated by MMCache


  • Processor: Intel® Pentium®4 at 2.8GHz w/ HYPERTHREADING /1MB Cache, 800MHz FSB
  • Memory: 512MB DDR2, PC3200 400MHz, 2X256MB Single Ranked DIMMs
  • Hard drive:
    • Primary: 160GB, Serial ATA, 7.2K RPM
    • Secondary: 300GB, Serial ATA, 7.2K RPM
  • NIC: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Software:


Mother is a relatively new Dell PowerEdge server. It was the first server to host http://www.BluWiki.org using the Gentoo operating system. It also hosted http://www.odioworks.com and http://www.OnTheGrounds.com. The server performed exceedingly well, until an insecure password allowed a hacker to break in and use it as a spam relay.

Because of this break-in, the server was immediately taken offline, and all web hosting fell upon the shoulders of our backup server, Indigo, an old 1 Ghz Duron. She has performed well enough – however occasional freezes mean a replacement is needed.

I have now completely reconstructed Mother (this time with the debian OS). I have also installed Turck MMCache, which will significantly increase the performance of bluWiki.org.

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