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About the FreeBSD WWW Server

The Machine

Powered by FreeBSD

Naturally, all systems in the FreeBSD.org cluster run FreeBSD. The hardware and network connection have been generously provided by BSDi, Bytemark Hosting, Internet Systems Consortium, New York Internet, Yahoo!, and other contributors to the FreeBSD project.

A list of general-access machines in the FreeBSD.org domain is available at the The FreeBSD.org Network page.

The Software

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These pages are served up by the fast and flexible lighttpd webserver. In addition, there are a few locally crafted CGI scripts. Indexing of these pages and the mailing list archive are provided by freewais-sf, a derivative of the CNIDR freewais.

The Pages

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The original web pages were put together by John Fieber <jfieber@FreeBSD.org> with input from the FreeBSD community and you. <wosch@FreeBSD.org> was our first webmaster but this responsibility is now shared by a larger team of web and documentation contributors. The FreeBSD pages are valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional and should degrade gracefully on any browser.

See also the FreeBSD Documentation Project

Page Design

The current website design was done by Emily Boyd as part of the Google Summer of Code program in 2005.

The original page design was done by Megan McCormack

Building and updating the FreeBSD Web Pages

This document describes how to build and update the FreeBSD Web pages from the Subversion repository by hand.

Update of the FreeBSD Web Pages

The FreeBSD Web Pages on www.FreeBSD.org are currently rebuilt according to the following schedule:

Build Time (UTC) Build type
Every 10 minutes English www only, if no other build is running
Every Sunday at 00:00 Full build with a new tree checkout
Every 1 hour English only
Every 3 hours Full build

Mirroring the FreeBSD Web Pages

It is possible to mirror the FreeBSD web pages on www.FreeBSD.org.

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