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'''The Tardis Project''' is a computing facility, run and maintained by students of [http://www.ed.ac.uk The University of Edinburgh]. It was one of the first such projects of its kind, founded in 1987 by the [http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk School of Informatics] (previously Department of Computer Science) and is still held in high regard. Tardis provides [[Services|services]] to members of the University, such as [[Web_Service|web hosting]] and [[Mail Service|mail access]].
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One of the Tardis Project's main aims is to allow students at the university to be involved in running a large computing system, and learn the experience required to design, build and maintain such a system.
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== Get an Account ==
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{{huge|'''Tardis has moved.'''}}
  
Accounts are open to all students and staff, for more information, please see the [[Accounts|
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The Tardis Project has [[2022 Move|moved to a new location outside of the university and is being rebuilt]].
Account Applications]], or contact us with any queries you may have.
 
  
More about the Tardis Project and its purpose can be found in [[Charter|The Tardis Charter]].
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With the exception of [[Mail Service|email]], the [[Web Service|web service]] and the wiki, '''all Tardis services are unavailable until they are rebuilt over the coming months'''. Backups have been taken, so you will still be able to access your data. We will follow up shortly with the details of how.
  
== Login TL:DR; ==
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The email service will continue running on a '''temporary''' and '''receive-only''' basis to allow users time to migrate to their new accounts. '''Please start moving any external accounts from your existing Tardis email address''' (username@tardis.ed.ac.uk) now. Homepages will continue running on a read-only basis. If you need something removed or changed before we get the new systems up and running, please [[contact|contact us]].
<code>ssh user@ssh.tardis.ed.ac.uk</code>. More info on the [[Shell Service]].
 
  
More verbose information on using Tardis can be found here: [[Tardis Beginner Tutorials]]
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=== Next meeting ===
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We regularly have [http://tardis.pub meetings] in the [http://www.theauldhoose.co.uk The Auld Hoose] on Mondays at 1830. All are welcome and we would especially like to meet any freshers interested in the project or who want accounts.
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'''The Tardis Project''' is a computing facility, run and maintained by students (and staff!) of [http://www.ed.ac.uk The University of Edinburgh]. It was one of the first such projects of its kind, founded in 1988 by the [http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk School of Informatics] (previously Department of Computer Science). Tardis provides [[Services|services]] to members of the University, such as [[Web_Service|web hosting]] and [[Mail Service|mail access]].
  
If you would like to chat to existing tardis users, our timelords or assistants (sysadmins) please join our IRC channel: [irc://irc.imaginarynet.uk/tardis #tardis] on [http://www.imaginarynet.uk ImaginaryNET].
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One of the Tardis Project's main aims is to allow students at the university to be involved in running a large computing system, and learn the experience required to design, build and maintain such a system.
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== Popular Services ==
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<strong>Our wiki is in need of some love. ❤️</strong><br>
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Some of the information here is likely to be incorrect or out of date, but remains for reference. We're on IRC if you need some help, and are working on getting this back up to date.
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* IRC channel imaginarynet#tardis (See [[Connecting to IRC]])
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* Shout web IRC [http://shout.tardis.ed.ac.uk/ http://shout.tardis.ed.ac.uk/] ([http://shout-irc.com/ about])
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<div style="float:right; width: 32px;">[[File:Start-here.png‎|link=]]</div>
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<h3>Get Involved</h3>
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Accounts are open to all students and staff, for more information, please see the [[Accounts|
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account applications page]], or contact us with any queries you may have. You may also choose to seek the [[Tardis Beginner Tutorials]].
  
* Jenkins CI [http://jenkins.tardis.ed.ac.uk http://jenkins.tardis.ed.ac.uk] ([https://jenkins-ci.org/ docs])
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More about the Tardis Project and its purpose can be found in [[Charter|The Tardis Charter]].
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We regularly have [http://tardis.pub meetings] <!--in the [http://www.theauldhoose.co.uk The Auld Hoose]--> on Monday evenings. All are welcome and we would especially like to meet anyone who want accounts or are interested in the project—even if you're new to the university!
  
* Gitlab [https://git.tardis.ed.ac.uk https://git.tardis.ed.ac.uk] & GitLab CI [https://ci.cybermat.tardis.ed.ac.uk https://ci.cybermat.tardis.ed.ac.uk] ([https://about.gitlab.com/ about])
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If you would like to chat to existing Tardis users, please visit the chat rooms mentioned in the "Community" section!
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* Sentry [http://judoon.tardis.ed.ac.uk http://judoon.tardis.ed.ac.uk] ([https://getsentry.com/welcome/ docs])
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<div style="float:right; width: 32px;">[[File:Package-x-generic.png|link=]]</div>
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<h3>Popular Services</h3>
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* <s>[[Shell Service]]</s> {{cu}}
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* [[Web Service]] (<code>www.tardisproject.uk/~USERNAME/</code>)
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* <s>Jenkins CI ([https://jenkins-ci.org/ docs])</s> {{cu}}
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* <s>GitLab & GitLab CI ([https://about.gitlab.com/ about])</s> {{cu}}
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* <s>Sentry ([https://getsentry.com/welcome/ docs])</s> {{cu}}
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* <s>Webmail</s> (Nearly ready)
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* <s>Tahoe LAFS ([https://www.tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs about])</s> {{cu}}
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* <s>User hosts</s> {{cu}}
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* Mailing Lists [http://lists.tardis.ed.ac.uk http://lists.tardis.ed.ac.uk]
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<div style="float:right; width: 32px;">[[File:Dialog-information.png|link=Current_Events]]</div>
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<h3>[[Current Events]]</h3>
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{{:Current_Events}}
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* Webmail [https://webmail.tardis.ed.ac.uk/ https://webmail.tardis.ed.ac.uk/]
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* Tahoe LAFS ([https://www.tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs about])
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<h3>Community</h3>
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* We use IRC and Discord. See [[Connecting to IRC]]. Here's the [https://discord.gg/e4y8Vy5 Discord invite link.]
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* IRC channel imaginarynet#tardis
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* <s>[http://shout.tardis.ed.ac.uk/ Shout web IRC] ([https://thelounge.github.io/ about])</s> {{cu}}
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* User hosts [[Fez]] and [[Torchwood]]
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<h3>Documentation</h3>
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* [[:Category:Tutorials|Tutorials]]
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* [[Systems]]
 
* [[Systems]]
 
* [[Services]]
 
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* [[Solaris Installation]]
 
* [[Solaris Installation]]
 
* [[MediaWiki Installation]]
 
* [[MediaWiki Installation]]
* [[LDAP|LDAP usage]]
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== Meta-tracking ==
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<h3>Meta-tracking</h3>
 
* [[Admin Projects]]
 
* [[Admin Projects]]
* [[:Category:NeedsFixing | Things That Need Fixing]]
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* [[:Category:NeedsFixing | Things that need fixing]]
* [[:Category:OutOfDate  | Out Of Date Pages]]
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* [[:Category:OutOfDate  | Out of date pages]]
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<h3>[[News]]</h3>
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{{:News}}
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  <li>'''About Tardis'''</li>
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  <li>[[:Category:Archive|Archive]]</li>
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  <li>[[People]]</li>
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  <li>'''Wiki Statistics'''</li>
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  <li>{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} Articles</li>
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  <li>{{NUMBEROFPAGES}} Pages</li>
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  <li>{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} Registered Users</li>
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Latest revision as of 17:54, 12 April 2022

Tardis has moved.

The Tardis Project has moved to a new location outside of the university and is being rebuilt.

With the exception of email, the web service and the wiki, all Tardis services are unavailable until they are rebuilt over the coming months. Backups have been taken, so you will still be able to access your data. We will follow up shortly with the details of how.

The email service will continue running on a temporary and receive-only basis to allow users time to migrate to their new accounts. Please start moving any external accounts from your existing Tardis email address (username@tardis.ed.ac.uk) now. Homepages will continue running on a read-only basis. If you need something removed or changed before we get the new systems up and running, please contact us.

The Tardis Project is a computing facility, run and maintained by students (and staff!) of The University of Edinburgh. It was one of the first such projects of its kind, founded in 1988 by the School of Informatics (previously Department of Computer Science). Tardis provides services to members of the University, such as web hosting and mail access.

One of the Tardis Project's main aims is to allow students at the university to be involved in running a large computing system, and learn the experience required to design, build and maintain such a system.

Our wiki is in need of some love. ❤️
Some of the information here is likely to be incorrect or out of date, but remains for reference. We're on IRC if you need some help, and are working on getting this back up to date.

Start-here.png

Get Involved

Accounts are open to all students and staff, for more information, please see the account applications page, or contact us with any queries you may have. You may also choose to seek the Tardis Beginner Tutorials.

More about the Tardis Project and its purpose can be found in The Tardis Charter.

We regularly have meetings on Monday evenings. All are welcome and we would especially like to meet anyone who want accounts or are interested in the project—even if you're new to the university!

If you would like to chat to existing Tardis users, please visit the chat rooms mentioned in the "Community" section!

Package-x-generic.png

Popular Services

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Current Events

Here is a list of current changes, major problems and developments going on in Tardis.


If you would like to help us with or you would like to learn about how we are doing any of the above projects please get in touch via Discord or IRC.

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Community

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News

20 March 2022

  • Moved rack and servers to new location in Summerhall.

25 February 2022

  • Shut down all servers running in Appleton Tower.
  • Wiki and homepages now running on Tabris.

» View all News