Frequently Asked Questions
VHS Operates many servers inside our space and rents a few Virtual Servers for external operations.
We currently rent some virtual servers from GreenQloud, an Icelandic VPS provider. (100% Renewable energy, wooo!)
* Home.hackspace.ca - used for projects that need to be up all the time * mail.hackspace.ca - mail server and mailing lists machine
VHS API is a simple HTTP interface to store values from various sensors. VHS API has a notion of a “Hackspace” which may have various “Datapoints”. Each “Datapoint” has a current value, a time it was last set, and a full history of changes.
The code is up on Github: https://github.com/vhs/api Read the README for more information on how to hack on this software.
The VHS LAN uses the IP address range 172.16.0.0/16.
The following servers and computers have a (semi-)permanent place on the network:
|pfsense.bunker.hackspace.ca||172.16.0.1||Routes data to the outside world|
|vhs-g61||172.16.0.102||Laptop set up next to the routing/switching infrastructure; it currently has the printer connected. (For the liability waivers.)|
|vhs-doorswitch||172.16.0.130||Door Sensor (Raspberry Pi)|
VHS has a server for members to run Virtual Machines (VMs) on. If you want a VM, ask on the vhs-members mailing list and someone will help you set it up. We also have a 6TB NAS server, which should hopefully provide your VM with in-space backup. No warranty expressed or implied, etc etc.
The VHS VM server also runs a PBX (Private Branch Exchange, i.e. telephone switch) for the hackspace.
All servers inside VHS are available for hacking on by all members*. Ask around in the space for the password, and get busy!
* Does not apply to computers that drive the laser cutter, CNC mill or other dangerous moving equipment.