We recruit admins

The primary goal of the SHS admin group is maintenance and improvement of the SHS systems through which several hundreds of the SHS society members are connected to the Internet. As an SHS admin you get to learn how to handle the SHS systems which is [no small] feat and this knowledge and experience might become a fine complement to your education at the University of Skövde. Being a part of a team of nice guys maintaining live running systems and improving them while assuring minimum downtime will look really good on your CV.

You can choose your area of interest and gain knowledge and understanding of how it works. The SHS society intends to run short educational courses for it's members how wants to help the admin group. See the rules of SHS membership - any student at the University of Skövde can become a member and take part of the SHS extracurriculum.

The fun part

The servers act as firewalls, www-servers, database servers, mail-servers (for sending member-mails), dev-servers and more. The SHS resource configurations must be documented and simple enough for each next admin generation to continue the maintenance and improvement of the SHS systems with minimum learning time.

The main part of shs physical-servers run XEN-Server as hypervisor to virtualize our production serevrs

This is a list of basic areas we can give our members basic courses. You can gain more extensive knowledge by participating as an active admin.

1. Hardware
Proper cabling and connecting (Fiber/TP cabels), configuring Juniper switches, server hardware in any detail.

2. Software

  • Bash (Unix Shell)
  • IPtables (Packet filtering)
  • Perl Scripting
  • BASH Scripting
  • Apache - Webserver
  • NginX - Webserver
  • HTML, CSS, PHP
  • SQL (SHS uses PostgreSQL database)
  • CVS
  • Mailserver
  • IRC-server
  • DNS-servers
  • And much more...

The SHS admins

SHS admins are often volunteers at the SHS helpdesk - the SHS helpdesk's goal is to help the members properly use the society's resources.

Of course, as a member, you can prompt the SHS to incorporate any new software and hardware resources for educational purposes and for improvement or maintenance of the existing SHS resources. As an admin, you can make it happen.

Be a part of the admin team. "Steel" your knowledge.


Become an active member

To become active send an email to helpesk, you can use our contact form here with some information about yourself. Or you can just show up at a meeting or grab someone you know is in SHS and they will help you out.


Juniper MX80, this router connects SHS network with SUNET our internet provider.



Juniper EX4500, this switch connects all houses and makes the network work.


Our core-layer consists of 2st Juniper MX80 and 2st Juniper EX4500.



We have around 13 dell servers in our rack. Not all servers are in use for the network.