[Rack] so... what is pony for?

Patrick Keys citizenkeys at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 16:43:38 PST 2011


I was thinking of just setting up some web-based projects to play around 
with and also a sort of "Noisebridge labs" of web-based things that 
Noisebridge might could use, like the diaspora node, phpbb, etc.

I'm considering just getting a computer myself, setting it up with the 
LAMP stack, putting it in the server room, and leaving it at that. Then 
everybody could use it for web-based projects. But I see the issue with 
people worrying about breaking somebody else's project.  Something I 
haven't really setup before is a virtual machine server like Xen ( 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xen ).  I'm going to research that some more.


Patrick


On 1/5/2011 4:16 PM, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
> I don't believe that pony has any specific purpose, per se. However,
> it does excel at some things better than others.
>
> Things that it does right now:
>   - Connects to the laptop by the door to buzz the front gate
>   - Serves the webpage for the touchpanels
>   - Serves media for the media playing computer (horsy)
>   - Serves the rebar webpage for zebra (under-table Mac mini)
>   - Some use it as a shell server to connect to IRC from
>
> Notice that most of these projects and functions are
> noisebridge-local. It has a public IP, and has some
> internet-accessible services on it, but it's internet connectivity is
> pretty crappy upstream-wise so it's a really poor choice for anything
> that will be accessed by more than a few people at a time.
>
> What were you thinking of running on it? Pretty much anything is game,
> as long as there aren't many people accessing it at once.
>
> Cheers,
> jof


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