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What software does orafaq run? [message #560762] Mon, 16 July 2012 16:59 Go to next message
Paulie
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Hi all,

I'm curious as to what collaboration/forum software the
orafaq site runs? If it's not a State Secret Shocked

BTW, I think it's a great site - keep up the good work guys!


Paul...

Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #560769 is a reply to message #560762] Mon, 16 July 2012 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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http://www.orafaq.com/forum/mv/msg/58025/155968/0/#msg_155968
Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #560895 is a reply to message #560769] Tue, 17 July 2012 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paulie
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Barbara Boehmer wrote on Tue, 17 July 2012 05:35
http://www.orafaq.com/forum/mv/msg/58025/155968/0/#msg_155968


Hi Barbara, and thanks for your input.

However, I'm really more interested in what forum software orafaq uses,
(Drupal, Joomla...?), and not the database backend.


Paul...

Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #560933 is a reply to message #560895] Tue, 17 July 2012 20:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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When I asked the same question about six years ago, Frank Naude replied:

Quote:


This site is using a modified version on one of the popular forum systems. However, for security reasons, we do not like to disclose the details. Hope you understand.


Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #560935 is a reply to message #560933] Tue, 17 July 2012 20:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paulie
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Actually, I don't "understand" the old "Security through Obscurity" routine.
I thought Orafaq was better than that... Mr. Naude should read the works of
Bruce Schneier on that approach. Ridiculous.

Great name for an IT person though, "Naude" Smile

Thanks anyway and rgs,

Paul...

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Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #560951 is a reply to message #560935] Wed, 18 July 2012 00:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What difference does it make for you, as a forum member? Would your participation improve if you knew that information?
Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #560956 is a reply to message #560951] Wed, 18 July 2012 00:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paulie
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Littlefoot wrote on Wed, 18 July 2012 06:02
What difference does it make for you, as a forum member? Would your participation improve if you knew that information?



Hi and thanks for your input,


I'm actually quite impressed by the functionality and may have to
implement a problem ticket system using some sort of similar
software - it would be nice to know what system orafaq is based
on as an example of a real-life working system.

I really don't see what the big deal is over having this information
in the public domain - as for the reason for not revealing it being
"security" - that's just lame.

Security through obscurity is completely contrary to IT best practice.
I did mention Schneier, the expert in the IT security area.

This secrecy might make one wonder about what exactly Orafaq is about - who
runs it and for whose benefit? I can understand not freely publishing
admin passwords - they go to those who wish to contribute their time
and have shown themselves worthy by dint of their contributions. BUT,
keeping the actual software that the site is running a secret just
baffles me - there's no point to it. Even Oracle reveal what software
their forums are running, rubbish and all as it is compared to Orafaq! Laughing


Paul...


p.s. just an addendum. If people knew what the site actually ran, then
perhaps there are Orafaq users out there who also have expertise in that
software and could propose enhancements/provide implementation tips/take
on some of the admin - I don't know. Orafaq appears to want to be a
community site and that's great. So why is a community site keeping
non-sensitive details from its participants/members?


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Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #560960 is a reply to message #560956] Wed, 18 July 2012 00:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your best option might be to PM Frank Naude and discuss all that with him.
Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #561100 is a reply to message #560960] Wed, 18 July 2012 16:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paulie
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Littlefoot wrote on Wed, 18 July 2012 06:40
Your best option might be to PM Frank Naude and discuss all that with him.


And how would I do that?

Paul...

Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #561101 is a reply to message #561100] Wed, 18 July 2012 16:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is his profile page. Push the PM button.
Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #561105 is a reply to message #561101] Wed, 18 July 2012 17:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Littlefoot wrote on Wed, 18 July 2012 22:30
This is his profile page. Push the PM button.


Done, thanks.


Who is Frank Naude? An uber-moderator? The owner of orafaq?

Paul...

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Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #561106 is a reply to message #561105] Wed, 18 July 2012 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Frank Naude is the OraFAQ forum administrator.
Re: What software does orafaq run? [message #561114 is a reply to message #561106] Thu, 19 July 2012 00:49 Go to previous message
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