Server Software

Much of the software that provides system-wide services operates in relative obscurity behind the scenes, usually on a server locked away in a machine room. For the sake of documentation, this page describes that software.


The departmental's database servers run postgresql v. 8.3.


The department's FTP servers run pure-ftpd, powerful, flexible and secure open-source ftp server software.

Mailing Lists

The department's mailing list servers run the Sympa mailing list server software. Sympa manages email discussion lists and features an integrated web interface.

Virtual Private Network

The department's VPN servers run OpenVPN to provide secure connections and tunneling support to users in the outside world.


See the web software page.