Go Back   DaemonForums > DaemonForums.org > Forum Announcements

Forum Announcements Announcements regarding DaemonForums.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 18th May 2021
J65nko J65nko is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Budel - the Netherlands
Posts: 3,904
Default Feasibility study of migrating from Vbulletin to Simple Machine Forums

At this moment I testing the Simple Machines Forum software on a new VPS (Virtual Private Server).

Up to now it looks good. It is less bloated than Vbulletin, while it still provides the functionality that we are using here.At this moment https works and emailing with SPF, Dmarc and DKIM functions as well.

In a few days I need some volunteers who are willing to do some "userland" testing, if you understand what I mean ;-)
Things like registering, sending each other Private Messages, and some test postings. This will be on a clean install, without any data from our current forum. Please let me know

Open issues:
  • Our customized BBC codes like [oman=5] ...... [/oman][/code]
    There are some mods or modules for SMF that allows creation of these.
    That needs to be tested.
  • Quality of the database conversion from VBulletin to SMF format

    SMF uses a different method to refer to threads or topics. So all old links archived by search engines, as well as the internal links of our forum posts, will not work. Unless the rewrite rules, that I found, do the job correctly. And can be converted to the 'relayd+httpd" combo that is used at this moment.

While the volunteers are doing the 'userland" testing, I can concentrate on the database conversion. SMF has a PHP script for that.
But for safety I want to use a clone of our current setup to test that conversion.

We will keep you informed ;-)
You don't need to be a genius to debug a pf.conf firewall ruleset, you just need the guts to run tcpdump
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Migrating from iptables to pf, a love story Popelicious OpenBSD Security 7 19th April 2013 08:46 AM
awk material to study. iostreamer Programming 5 28th March 2012 02:02 PM
Feasibility: "Load Balance Outgoing Traffic" with 2 NICs only Tramboi FreeBSD Security 3 29th April 2010 09:13 AM
Problem after migrating the /var and its contents to another partition harisman FreeBSD General 2 9th May 2008 04:59 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick