Umbrellix Left politics, programming, and self-hosted Internet services: experiences, lessons and hope

Welcome to Umbrellix - Under construction

Welcome to Umbrellix, where the pages are now static.

So, what next?

Well, we still have yet to populate the site after the catastrophe.

Content from old wiki follows. Many broken links will exist.

Welcome

Welcome to Umbrellix, where the airplanes are fictional (Umbrellix FlightGear Hangar), the wiki had to be restored from a backup from last year or worse and the credentials matter.

We were developing a HardenedBSD-based operating system integration that uses Skarnet’s s6 service supervisor in process 1, but it stopped mattering.

Jabber Server related topics

Policies

If you deign to store pornographic content on our servers, ensure you are using OMEMO file encryption so that plain-text porn is not stored on our servers.

Transports

We may soon have a transport to Telegram.

Reputation

We’re a bit of a pariah in the XMPP community because of the proprietor’s poor behavior in multiple Standards Foundation-related chats, but we’ve not been blacklisted from federating yet.

Hostnames

Hostname Connectivity Comments
umbrellix.net clear network Our primary hostname.
infradian.icu Yggdrasil, with federation over clearnet Umbrellix IRC has been available over Yggdrasil for a very long time. With Infradian, this capability comes to our XMPP server. Federation is primarily over Yggdrasil, but it can also occur over the clearnet if you don’t have this.

IRC Network related topics

Policies

Umbrellix IRC, like all IRC networks, has policies that must be followed. The TOS/AUP is in the /MOTD. Below are the articles of specific network departments.

Departments

Umbrellix IRC, unlike many IRC networks of its meagre calibre (two active network operators), has multiple departments of operation, used mostly to categorise pages on this Wiki, but also used as the portfolios of future committees, should the network somehow grow.

Department Committee Members Home page Portfolio
Software Coder Committee Reinhilde software/* irca, our ircd, ugopherserver, our gopher daemon, and monitord, our eggdrop-script framework
Administration and routing Routing Committee Reinhilde, Jovan routing-com/* Rules for linking, rights and duties of server administrators, oper covenant requiring a digital signature

Copypasta repository

Available on this wiki is a repository of copypastas, some informational and some just downright bizarre.

In case you want to revive the open link concept

Umbrellix has switched to irca and is no longer open link. We still entertain support requests for the old nefarious-based ircd as well as chatd. You may git clone https://github.com/asterIRC/openstard.git at any terminal as the user you wish to install your IRCd as on the machine you wish to install the IRCd on.

The example-openstar.conf configuration file is the one you want to use - please comment out/delete the spoofhost blocks if you don’t wish to use them. Ronsor is going to be very embarrassed, because he kinda didn’t.

Operators/Sponsors

Title Status Servers Usual IRC nick Channels Frequented
Network Administration Committee Delegate Active, full participant invictus.wa.us.*, invictus-ep.wa.us.* Ellenor, Reinhilde, AmeliaB, AmyMalik, Mel, MelMalik, Sarah #lounge, #admin-com, #attic
none (note: same joint and several person as previous) Active invictus.wa.us.*, invictus-ep.wa.us.*, perihelion.nj.us.* (not part of Umbrellix IRC) Lightning, LXGHTNXNG, xLightningx, Molnija, Molniya #lounge, #UltradianClub, #attic
Donor Active coffee.ldn.uk.* Helenah #lounge
Voice of reason, trusted operator Network Administration Committee Delegate Active, full participant kalemegdan.*, planck.ab.se.*, invictus.wa.us.*, invictus-ep.wa.us.* Jovan #lounge

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