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About the FreeBSD WWW Server

The Machine

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The machine www.FreeBSD.org is a dual 600MHz Pentium III set up with 1024 megabytes of RAM and about 70 gigabytes of disk space. The mail processing duties for the domain are handled by hub.FreeBSD.org, a dual 600 MHz Pentium III with 1024 megabytes RAM and about 16 gigabytes disk space. Inbound mail is buffered via mx1.FreeBSD.org, an 800MHz Pentium III with 512 megabytes of ram and 30 gigabytes of disk. Outbound mail is relayed via mx2.FreeBSD.org, an 850MHz Pentium III with 512 megabytes of ram and 18 gigabytes of disk.

Naturally, these systems all run FreeBSD. The hardware and network connection have been generously provided by BSDi, Yahoo!, and other contributors to the FreeBSD project.

A complete list of all host names in the FreeBSD.org domain is available at the The FreeBSD.org Network page.

The Software

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These pages are served up by the versatile and efficient Apache http server. In addition, there are a few locally crafted CGI scripts. Indexing of these pages and the mailing list archive are provided by freewais-sf, a derivative of the CNIDR freewais.

The Analog web statistics package is used to provide these statistics on web server usage.

The Pages

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The original web pages were put together by John Fieber <jfieber@FreeBSD.org> with input from the FreeBSD community and you. <wosch@FreeBSD.org> was our first webmaster but this responsibility is now shared by a larger team of web and documentation contributors. The FreeBSD pages are valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional and should degrade gracefully on any browser.

See also the FreeBSD Documentation Project

Page Design

The current website design was done by Emily Boyd as part of the Google Summer of Code program in 2005.

The original page design was done by Megan McCormack

Building and updating the FreeBSD Web Pages

This document describes how to build and update the FreeBSD Web pages from the CVS repository by hand.

Update of the FreeBSD Web Pages

The FreeBSD Web Pages on www.FreeBSD.org are currently rebuilt according to the following schedule:

Time (UTC) Build type
01:22 Full build
05:22 English www only
09:22 English only
13:22 Full build without PR and port statistics
17:22 English only
21:22 English www only

The recent build status is available here.

Mirroring the FreeBSD Web Pages

You can (and are encouraged to) mirror the FreeBSD web pages on www.FreeBSD.org.

Usage statistics for this server are updated daily.

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