General Rules and Information
This server is owned by Babel
Com Australia Pty Ltd, which makes some of the available server space
and bandwidth available to the SCA in Australia for free.
Babel Com Australia Pty
Ltd, its owners and employees, reserve the sole right to interpret
these rules or apply interpretations of these rules, to modify these rules,
and to enforce these rules as they deem fit.
These are all of the rules. There aren't any more. If you
see something written down in any other publication that is not here,
then it does not apply to this server, subject to the laws of the Commonwealth
of Australia, and the State of New South Wales.
In addition to using this server for SCA purposes, almost
all of Babel Com Australia's revenue is generated from this server and
the company web sites and databases hosted on it. Please do not abuse
the privilege of using this server for your hobby -- I use it for my income!
Any attempted cracking or intrusion on this server will
be seen as an attack against my livelihood and I will prosecute those
involved to the full extent available under the law. Be warned.
All groups (baronies, shires, guilds, etc) within Lochac are entitled
to one free e-mail address in the domain.
In the past I've handed out a number of free email addresses for a
group and its officers. I'm not currently doing that because it seems
that most of these groups' officers forget their passwords regularly,
and I have to spend a lot of time resetting them. If people start taking
more care of their passwords, then I'll re-think the policy on this.
All groups who have a mailing list on the sca.org.au site
must have a nominated person to run that mailing list, who must
subscribe to the site
mailing list, and must have web access in order to maintain the list.
See below for information.
All officers of the Kingdom of Lochac are entitled
to one free e-mail address in the domain. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com. Officers are also entitled to a free e-mail address
for each deputy, eg: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Officers, groups, and others holding free addresses are responsible
for making any updates or changing any redirections. This is
done via the
web mail program.
The King and Queen of Lochac are entitled to a free
e-mail address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. This can be accessed
by them via web mail.
Absolutely nobody is to post binary files to any of these mailing
lists. That includes MS Word and PDF files as attachments, or any
other type of attachment (images, software, etc).
You will get thrown off the server for sending attachments. You
have been warned.
All mailing lists must be set up with the following options:
Content Filtering: Should Mailman filter the
content of list traffic according to the settings below? -- set to
Yes. All other content filtering settings can be
left unchanged, although you may want to turn on the option that
says Should Mailman convert text/html parts to plain text?
General Options: Maximum length in kilobytes
(KB) of a message body. Use 0 for no limit. -- set this to
10 (maximum) for an announcements list, or
20 (maximum) for a regular discussion list.
You can set it smaller than that if you want.
Please do not post spam to any of these mailing lists. Use the
mailing lists for what they are intended for only (that means SCA
related topics only, and sub-topics depending on the list).
Merchants should, ideally, post a web page containing their on-line
catalogue, prices, images, drawings, specifications, references,
other advertising material, etc, and then use these mailing lists
for advertising the location of the web page. Short announcements
such as "Swords 15% off this month only: see our web page" are also
You will get thrown off the server for sending spam. You have been
The Web Server
All groups in Lochac are entitled to a web site. This includes
Shires, Baronies, Colleges, guilds, etc.
All Kingdom Officers including the Seneschal, Chronicler,
Crux Australis Herald, Marshal, etc, are entitled to a web site.
To obtain a web site, contact Del directly, do not
contact the Lochac web minister (who will only direct you to contact Del).
You will require a confirmation e-mail from the seneschal
or guildmaster of your group, stating that you are the person authorised
by them to post an official web site for your group.
If you don't know who the seneschal of your group is then have a
look on this
page. That's the person who I'll be expecting an email from
to authorise you getting a login and password to make a web site.
If the person listed on that page is not your seneschal, then they
need to submit a report through the
database so that they are correctly listed on that page
(and in Pegasus) as the contact person for your group.
If your group is not listed on that page, then you need to
contact the Lochac Kingdom Seneschal (who is listed on that page)
and have your new group added to the database.
You will then be issued with a login name and password.
You should upload your web pages via FTP to the www.sca.org.au server,
placing them in your home directory. You can have ssh access as
well if you ask me for it and you know what you're doing.
If you do not know how to design a web site, then there
are many people who can assist you.
There is no limitation on web space (the server's web storage
directory is currently under 40% full), however be reasonable with the
use of large files for bandwidth conservation purposes.
PHP-4, MySQL, Perl, and other useful programming utilities
are installed on the server. There are no FrontPage extensions on the
www.sca.org.au server, nor will there ever be. You should not use
CGI programs but you can use PHP. If you want a database set up,
then ask me and I'll set one up for you.
The site mailing list
All web ministers (people with FTP access) and all people running mailing
lists on the sca.org.au server are required to subscribe to the site
mailing list. To do this, see the site
mailing list information page.
If you run a web site on this server and you do not subscribe
to the site mailing list, then your web site will be shut down. There
are no warnings.
If you run a mailing list on this server and you do not
subscribe to the site mailing list, then your mailing list will be shut
down. There are no warnings.