Fellowship Shell Server

Marjan la Grand m.lagrand at mudesigns.nl
Mon Mar 11 18:44:37 UTC 2013

Hi Michael and other fellows,

It would be a nice initiative, I think it would be nice if IRC and 
jabber are provided. I must say I have my own server for the other 
things you mention, but I would certainly be interested if more people 
are expressing their need for this service.
I am a linux/unix administrator and also have some experience in 
security, so if you decide to rent this server, I would be willing to 
help out with building it and administering.



On 03/07/2013 11:17 AM, Michael Clemens wrote:
> Dear fellows,
> I think it would be nice to have our own multi user unix system that
> provides shell accounts and maybe additional services to us. Every
> fellow could have his/her own shell account and access to the following
> programs:
> * IRC clients (e.g. irssi)
> * jabber clients (e.g. mcabber)
> * mail clients (e.g. mutt, pine)
> * compilers (gcc etc.)
> * screen/tmux
> * git
> Additional services could be:
> * OpenVPN service, so fellows can encrypt their connection when they 
> are on the road
> * web site hosting
> * databases (MySQL, postgresql etc.)
> * SSH tunneling
> * File storage
> In order to start this project, the following two conditions have to 
> be fullfilled:
> * Enough fellows have to show interest in such a system
> * Besides me, I would need two other fellows with skills in Linux/Unix 
> administration
>   (and maybe in IT security) who will take care of the system
> If this will be the case, I would suggest the following procedure:
> * I would rent a single server system and an additional FTP account as 
> backup space
> * We (the 3 admins) would build up a system with some basic services, 
> harden it and
>   develop/implement scripts for the automation of administrative tasks 
> like account
>   creation etc.
> * We and some some volunteer beta testers would play around with it
> * The FSFE would take over the server and its rent
> * The system would be open for all of us
> * Additional services could be added
> What do you think?
> Cheers,
> Michael
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