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Wikimedia Foundation Releases Their Server Config

Soulskill posted about 3 years ago | from the sharing-expertise dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "The Wikimedia Foundation has released their Puppet configuration in a public git repository. They describe this as the first step in a project called Wikimedia Test/Dev Labs, letting users participate in the operations of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation sites."

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first post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37465202)

first post

Sorry, not enough (3, Funny)

ksd1337 (1029386) | about 3 years ago | (#37465206)

[citation needed]

Re:Sorry, not enough (1)

chromas (1085949) | about 3 years ago | (#37465210)

[1]

They know what they're talking about (3, Interesting)

Migala77 (1179151) | about 3 years ago | (#37465402)

From their php.ini:

; Magic quotes are a tool of the devil! You know, a torture tool. That the
; devil uses to torture programmers. Like me. I don't like that.

Re:They know what they're talking about (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37465930)

Uhm.. yeah. A few lines below. Poor brian doing config for 6+ y :S

; temporarily on while working on lucene config --brion 2005-04-16\r
allow_url_fopen = On\r

Re:They know what they're talking about (0)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | about 3 years ago | (#37466032)

Two questions: who is the Christian programmer who put this openly theist comment in the config, and why hasn't he been fired yet? I assume Wikipedia has a policy against bigots on staff.

Re:They know what they're talking about (1, Informative)

lxs (131946) | about 3 years ago | (#37466322)

If only Slashdot had a policy about posters lacking a sense of humour...

Re:They know what they're talking about (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37466712)

I found DNS-and-BIND quite funny... why would there be a policy against that?

Re:They know what they're talking about (1)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 3 years ago | (#37468466)

Is it possible it wasnt funny, it was just stupid, off topic, and without value as a comment?

Re:They know what they're talking about (1)

Simon80 (874052) | more than 2 years ago | (#37499626)

No.

Re:They know what they're talking about (1)

ChipMonk (711367) | about 3 years ago | (#37467148)

As if people needed yet another reason to avoid using Perl...

Baatezu (1)

tepples (727027) | about 3 years ago | (#37470632)

who is the Christian programmer

The other major Abrahamic faiths (Judaism and Islam) also have Satan. The tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons has its own sort of devils called baatezu [wikipedia.org] , powerful monsters belonging to an organization spanning the plane of Baator.

who put this openly theist comment in the config

In a way, computer programming is inherently theist. A programmer's work creates an environment within a process, and the programmer is interested in its maintenance.

Re:They know what they're talking about (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37499670)

That comment's reference to Christianity is an obvious parody, not a serious statement that anything is a tool of the devil. I also looked at the last 20 comments you've made, and almost all of them have a negative, obnoxious tone. You'd probably enjoy life a lot more if you found a way to not be unhappy so much of the time.

As a return of good faith (5, Funny)

Air-conditioned cowh (552882) | about 3 years ago | (#37465446)

Since Wikipedia is releasing the code to the Puppet application "which lets us write code that manages all of our servers like a single large application", I will release my "SockPuppet" application which allows me to manage all _MY_ Wikipedia articles like a single large community.

Re:As a return of good faith (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37465724)

It's times like this when I wish there was a [+1 TROLL].

Re:As a return of good faith (1)

X0563511 (793323) | about 3 years ago | (#37470756)

There is, but it eats mod points:

Troll -1
Underrated +1
Underrated +1

Net result:
Troll +1

Re:As a return of good faith (1)

cekerr (608293) | about 3 years ago | (#37465916)

mod parent up, hilarious!

*.wikipedia.org missing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37465500)

Are Apache and other configuration files for en.wikipedia.org et al going to be added to this repository in due course?

Re:*.wikipedia.org missing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37470392)

We manage Apache and Squid separately from puppet. The Apache configuration has been available for quite a long time, and can be seen here: http://noc.wikimedia.org/conf/

We are eventually moving away from squid to varnish. We aren't putting much effort into releasing the squid configuration at this point.

I propose deletion (5, Insightful)

vlm (69642) | about 3 years ago | (#37467414)

I propose deletion of the configs on the following rationales:

1) Too obscure. As a percentage of the population, no one uses Puppet.

2) Almost impossible to verify the facts. Can a significant fraction of the population hack into wikimedia and verify the obscure corners of their config?

3) No original research on wikipedia. This is way too self referential to be "encyclopedic"

4) Generic lack of notability. A blog-like /. post does not count as a cite. Show me the page of the New York Times citing this.

what this is? (1)

kunwon1 (795332) | about 3 years ago | (#37468194)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/gitweb?p=operations/puppet.git;a=blob;f=files/puppet/position-of-the-moon;h=c69a3b3735af47abe925a85152b31145591f9b0d;hb=HEAD [wikimedia.org]

#!/usr/bin/env python

import random, sys

#sys.stdout.write('True')
sys.stdout.write(str(random.randint(0, 24) == 5))

Re:what this is? (1)

snowsmann (313238) | about 3 years ago | (#37470852)

Position of the moon... weird. It looks like some kind of test script that probably shouldn't be there anymore... lol

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