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About the FreeBSD WWW Server

The Machine

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The machine is a dual 600MHz Pentium III set up with 1024 megabytes of RAM and about 70 gigabytes of disk space. The mail processing duties for the domain are handled by, a quad core 2.2GHz AMD64 system with 3072 megabytes of RAM and about 400 gigabytes disk space. Inbound mail is buffered by and outbound mail relayed via, both are dual 3.06 GHz Xeon systems with 1024 megabytes of RAM and 80 gigabytes of disk.

Naturally, these systems all run FreeBSD. The hardware and network connection have been generously provided by BSDi, Yahoo!, and other contributors to the FreeBSD project.

A complete list of all host names in the domain is available at the The 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 <> with input from the FreeBSD community and you. <> 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.

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 are currently rebuilt according to the following schedule:

Time (UTC) Build type
XX:23 English www only, if no other build is running
01:22 Full build
09:22 English only
13:22 Full build without PR and port statistics
17:22 English only

The recent build status is available here.

Mirroring the FreeBSD Web Pages

You can (and are encouraged to) mirror the FreeBSD web pages on

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