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Perlmonk.org available againby liverpole (Monsignor)
|on Jul 14, 2013 at 13:53 UTC||Need Help??|
Update 2: The domain name expired and I haven't taken steps to renew it, as there doesn't seem to be much interest in it. If I'm wrong, and you still want to use perlmonk.org, please message me and let me know. You can still access it via ssh if you have an account there (the address as of 2013-12-12 is 220.127.116.11, but that's a dynamic address, so it may change in the future).
Just this past week I was given the honor of taking over the disk containing perlmonk.org.
To read the IDE drive I made use of a clever hardware hack by one of my smart colleagues -- a dead USB DVD with its drive removed became a general-purpose external USB IDE reader.
After connecting the drive to my home computer, I created a VM (virtual machine) with RedHat Fedora on it, and wrote several scripts to help add the users IDs, passwords, and files to the respective locations /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow and /home/<username>.
The former owner of the drive will be transferring the domain name "perlmonk.org" to me, after which I will make it available as a webpage and for ssh access for those people who have accounts on it.
As a webpage, it may only be available temporarily -- my ISP (Verizon.net) doesn't technically allow non-static IP addresses like mine to host servers (especially true for commercial websites, but they may complain anyway if there's a lot of traffic) -- and I'd like to avoid getting in trouble with them.
Plus, some of the pages may not show up without modifications, since the structure of /var/www/html is not identical. (Some of this may be correctable once I've had a chance to play with mod_rewrite rules).
But for ssh access, if you had an account on perlmonk.org previously, you should be able to ssh in and have access to your all your files. From a terminal window, the ssh syntax is:
So I can connect, for example, with:
And once the domain name is transferred to me, you'll be able to use:
(Note that I'm using port 3322 so that I can differentiate between traffic going to the perlmonk.org VM and traffic to my own website).
Please respond here if you have any questions you'd like addressed, or send me a private message if you have any personal issues (eg. needing your password reset).
Update: Also let me know if there are any Perl modules you need installed. I've already found and installed a few that were missing (eg. Date::Calc, Image::Magick, LWP::Simple).