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Perlmonk.org available againby liverpole (Monsignor)
|on Jul 14, 2013 at 13:53 UTC||Need Help??|
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).