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What Wiki to install on OpenBSD?

Contributed by jose on from the dynamic-content dept.

tedb writes: "I'd like to put a Wiki on my OpenBSD machine that's doing web serving. The one major requirement I have is that it be secure in terms of who gets to update nodes on the Wiki. Of course it would be real helpful if it were pretty simple to install on OpenBSD, who would hate that, eh?

What's your experience?"

I've used AwkiAwki and liked it a lot, but there are many wiki codebases available. Obviously something that worked with the chroot Apache would probably be best.

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  1. By andy () on

    we run a wiki and we have of problem witk kiddies that delete the data to put "hacked by xXXX".
    And sometimes they do it several days each time we restore...that's really pain in the ass !!

    Now with 2000 pages we can't go back :(

    1. By fishwhale () on

      a suggestion, which I never understood why people haven't implemented it.

      throttle the update frequency. There really is no reason why a wikki note should ever be updated more than once every 5 minutes. In fact, more than once every 10 minutes I'd say is good enough for normal use.

      Here's an easy way to look at it: Updates from the same IP should not be allowed more than would make sense under normal usage. This a single IP from the Internet should be allowed to update a wikki once every 15 minutes. That seems very reasonable for anything.

    2. By kjd () on

      Setting up basic auth might work without interfering with the existing application, and would probably reduce the problems you're having.

  2. By Chad Loder () on

    I use MediaWiki on OpenBSD for my own research -- this is the same software that runs on Wikipedia . I'd never set up PHP+Apache+MySQL before so that was a little painful, but once you tweak a couple of settings it works great. The only thing is, it's designed around an encyclopedia model, which is obviously not always appropriate.

    1. By Mike () on

      Not a good sign that it's a dead link.

  3. By AngryJ5 () on

    if you want a good php/mysql i prefer WikiTikiTavi: if you don't want to run a database, UseModWiki is supposed to be decent: both are under GPL if that is an issue to you then try AwkiAwki

  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Take a look on the OpenBSD-PT user group wiki:

  5. By Anonymous Coward () on

    more than a wiki, some like it, especially for the book creation part.

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      i have the same question, but related to blogs?
      is drupal an easy and good blog to run on openbsd?
      i would like to run one, but i dont want huge installations ov hundred of packages ...


    2. By jfs () on

      I agree drupal ofers the capabilities of a Wiki and got many other usefull functions (that can be enabled or not in the configuration menus - excelent ones by the way!). If the intend is to enlarge and exchange acknowledgment between users a Wiki become a little tedious in a short time use.

      greets all

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        I googled drupal & wiki, and their was post about problems with the 'wiki' only module for 4.3.0, but The Drupal project has released version 4.3.1 of its open-source content management platform today. There are no new features in this installment, just fixes bugs from the 4.3.0 release. maybe it was fixed, would not hurt to ghost their email list services, or just try it, since it's php/mysql based should not be to big of a curve to install test.

        btw kernaltrap uses drupal

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          -oops, bad cut and paste, not'today' - December 1, 2003

  6. By Anonymous Hero () on

    I'd recommend you to search for a review regarding Wiki's. Check an analysis regarding various Wiki's and see what the (dis)advantages are for one over another. Or make one yourself and share it here.
    When you've found out which one is the most suitable, you can try to install it on OpenBSD (and it probably would run fine if it runs on Linux too, because the dependancies of the Wiki's i know are mainly a webserver, database, programmer language.
    Same for blog.

  7. By tom () on

    late but i'd recommend twiki:

    as an example

    comes to my mind.

    twiki can be used with mod_perl or mod_speedycgi while i'd recommend the latter one. read the twiki wiki for precautions on using them.

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