Countervandalism Network/Infrastructure

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The countervandalism network
is a distinct group. It is neither
affiliated with nor managed by the
Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikimedia Cloud VPS[edit]

Managed by: Krinkle.

Our environment at Wikimedia Cloud VPS is our primary cluster from which tools and bots are run.

Bots (applications) on these servers are automatically kept running via stillalive. A periodic cron run of stillalive on each server ensures all bots pooled on that server are running.




We have an empty Toolforge account for the purpose of forwarding e-mail.

  • This is sent to all current CVN Sysadmins (both those with root access, and those with regular shell access). Member list (public) -
  • (Identical)
  • (Identical)

The maintainers e-mail list can be modified by current members via the Toolsadmin interface at They should be kept in sync with the Users and Administrators groups of the "cvn" Cloud VPS settings. See T47828 for email forwarding as part of Cloud VPS.

The admins lists (as well as any other suffix behind cvn.) are implicit aliases for cvn.maintainers. We use these for the purpose of Nick management due to the limit of 5 NickServ accounts per e-mail address.

See wikitech:Help:Toolforge#Email for more details about how e-mail forwarding works in Toolforge.


Our primary web server running the web services.


Pool of app servers running the bots.[edit]

Managed by: Az1568.


  • DigitalOcean instance which is externally managed.


Managed by: Krinkle.

Primary bots:

Our account at the Toolserver used to be our server for running bots. The bots have been migrated to Wikimedia Cloud VPS.