Rewriting Server Name in Nginx

Nginx by Default with Etherpad will display the Nginx Server name value and not forward the Etherpad Server name value. This is a problem as it means your Etherpad version is not available in the Headers which makes debug more difficult among other things.

To solve this add the below your Nginx config and you are done :)

proxy_pass_header Server;

Check by restarting Etherpad and checking your headers.

Academic writing requirements

Here’s some plugins you can use to enable Etherpad to be useful for academic writing. All founds on the Etherpad plugin page with minimal effort.

Rights Mgmt: Etherpad Admin Pads
Privacy: Take your pick from the plugin page.
Footnotes: Use ep_foot_note plugin
Tables: Use the Etherpad Tables plugin
Images: Use the Etherpad images plugin
Formulas: Use the Etherpad Mathjax plugin
Comments: Use the Etherpad Comments plugin
References: Use the Etherpad Reference plugin
Import/Export: Extend import/export support with various options from The plugin page
Offline Support: Use the Offline Edit plugin
Usability: Extend usability with various options from the plugin page

Update your Etherpad

Periodically we sweep through sites that run Etherpad and check for any instances that are out of date.. This time we were alarmed by the number of out of date instances that contain security issues..

Please update your instances.. This is the list of URLS of out of date instances that contain security issues.

· https://piratepad.ca

· https://factor.cc/pad/

· https://pad.systemli.org/ (pads removed after 30 days of inactivity)

· https://pad.fnordig.de/

· https://pad.lqdn.fr/

· https://tihlde.org/etherpad/

· https://etherpad.wikimedia.org

· https://bitpad.co.nz/ (Tor hidden service, pads removed after 30 days of inactivity)

· https://etherpad.mozilla.org/

· https://text.allmende.io/

· http://notas.dados.gov.br

· http://board.net (Demo and FAQ: http://board.net/p/community)

· http://notes.occupy.net/

· http://piratepad.be

· http://pad.openerp.com

· http://pad.planka.nu/

· http://pad.tn/

· http://etherpad.brownbag.me/

· http://lite.framapad.org

· http://pad.hdc.pw/ (Email-Notification,SSL coming next, running in Austria)

· http://pad.op99.org

Etherpad CLI Client

Interact with Pad contents in real time from within Node and from your CLI.

Screenshot from 2015-03-02 13:03:14
The CLI can be used to catch edit events from Etherpad. Changes are sent as Changesets so there is no performance drop or additional bandwidth required. We use the fastest possible method to reflected changes of a pad.

The CLI Client can also be used to append content to a pad.

5 seconds getting started…


sudo npm install -g etherpad-cli-client
etherpad https://beta.etherpad.org/p/clitest

See what else the Etherpad CLI Client can do!

The CLI Client was developed as part of our new load testing tool that we hope to release within the coming weeks. Development was funded by UCI & Primary Technology Ltd.