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The members of 57North Hacklab maintain infrastructure projects that help with the day-to-day running of the space, such as providing network access, telephony and web services.

Some of the things we run are considered to be required for the space to function and are listed under the Core Infrastructure section, others are provided on a best effort basis and we're not going to panic if they break.

<blockquote>“There is only one service provider whose interests are directly aligned with your own, yourself!”</blockquote>

Core Infrastructure

Some things are required for the space to function properly. The things in this section are on that list.

If anything on this list isn't working please let us know (loudly).

Main Website

The public facing site for the space:

The site is on github:

Hosted on garioch, from /srv/vhosts/57north/

SSL cert from letsencrypt - needs renewed (at least) every 90 days. letsencrypt_update

See also projects_57_north_website

Internet connection

Our Internet connection is provided for us by the good people at Converged ( Information on the local network in the space can be found on the network page.

Membership system

HackHub records details of members, payments, allows opening the door and setting the space status.

Hosted on finzean under the hackhub user. Running in a virtualenv in ~hackhub/.hackhub/. Code is in ~hackhub/hackhub/. Apache config /etc/apache2/sites-available/


57North ID Our login/signon system. Used by the membership system and anything else that wants to use space accounts.

Hosted on finzean. Under 57n-id user. Apache config /etc/apache2/site-available/


This wiki.

Hosted on and run by irl. See the wiki project page for more information.


On Finzean. Config in /etc/bind/


Accept mail for 57North domains and the mailing lists.

Runs on garioch

/etc/aliases has things to point contact addresses at addresses for the people handling them. Run newaliases after editing this.

Mailing lists can be managed with the commands in /usr/lib/mailman/bin


Stuff in the space that allows members to unlock the door with commands in hackhub. Currently a Pi Zero W controlling a relay that unlocks strike release plates on the downstairs and street doors.

See also Doorbot.


Main domain is We have previously used and and still have some things using them (mailing lists on, possibly some other stuff). At Some Point™ everything should be moved onto

Currently all owned by the space account at GANDI (details in the password store).


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