Berklix - Server Names, Services
& User Info
Various entities share domains on the various servers, so
sometimes multiple variant URLs can take you to the same
Host naming is subject to change, but a snapshot is below.
For current correct information, consult the name servers,
available via normal BSD Unix Nslookup(8)
Physical host names should be avoided where possible, as
server usage varies over time. Use the virtual functional
names below. This allows invisible dynamic reallocation
during upgrades, reconfigs etc, to maximise flexibility &
||INDIVIDUAL SERVER NAMES
||www1.berklix.org, www2.berklix.org, [www3.berklix.org]
||ftp1.berklix.org, ftp2.berklix.org, [ftp3.berklix.org]
|Mail - Receivers
||mx1.berklix.org , mx2.berklix.org , [mx3.berklix.org]
|Mail - List Servers
||list1.berklix.org , list2.berklix.org ,
|Mail - POP3 Servers
||pop1.berklix.org , pop2.berklix.org ,
||ns1.berklix.org, ns2.berklix.org, [ns3.berklix.org]
Note EG www3 may be same host as www1, & www2 may be
same as mx2 etc, Or Not. ie same number does not indicate
same physical host.
- Mirroring from these hosts is either not available, or
discouraged. If you mirror please try to do it weekends/
evenings, to avoid creating heavy traffic or dial-in access
load during business hours. There are better faster mirrors
& in Munich (ask at the BIM Stammtisch,
or consult official BSD sites: www.FreeBSD.org
- Use SSH only (to avoid password capture by intermediate
systems). Rlogin & Telnet are forbidden. They are
only for use of administrator, to rescue machines, if for
some reason sshd might fail. (After which use am immediate
change of password would occur).
- Use sftp rather than ftp if loging in with your
- Mail should not be sent to login_name @ berklix
.org, but to login_name @ user.berklix
- Logins are just on one host "user.berklix.org": Central
multi host passwording is not done.
- The ftp servers run read only to avoid Warez dumpers.
Please don't create so much traffic it might annoy our sites
- Some of packages are installed to maintain BIM leaflets etc,
however, this is not a place for arbitrary packages better
installed on your own computer.