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Posted 09-04-2017 at 02:56 PM by kingbeowulf

My hobby server is down while I fix up the ol' gal. The boot HD was an antique 40GB IDE Seagate that has started to flutter a bit. 15+yrs continuous use. Not bad. I'll move data to a new 1GB WD SATA drive and move on up to Slackware-14.2 "real soon now." I might even get done by the time current hits RC1 ! At this point I am not sure if I'll finally toss this old 2000 vintage HP Compaq d530 CMT (P4 2.66Ghz, 2GB). I had neglected cleaning it for a bit, and the case had quite a few cobwebs inside. Except for it being a bit of a space heater, it still runs rock solid.

In the meantime, my mumble server will be down (not that anyone logs in any more), and, for those few following links posted on LQ and elsewhere, a mirror is at hosted by BTW, if you are in need of a good cheap hosting service (among other offerings), check them out.
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  1. Old Comment
    We're back up on Ulog is pitching a fit for some reason in the firewall script. For now, regular firewall logging is running. The site my pop on/off over the next few days as I tweak a few items.
    Posted 09-05-2017 at 06:09 PM by kingbeowulf kingbeowulf is offline
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    I'd never visit a site labeled as needing "cleaning".
    Sorry, I suggest the phrase "Routine Maintenance" and leave it at that.

    Good Luck.
    Posted 09-08-2017 at 10:57 AM by Habitual Habitual is offline
    Updated 09-08-2017 at 03:01 PM by Habitual
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    (1) No idea why you bothered to post. (2) No idea why I am bothering to respond.

    What part of "hobby server" do you not understand? There is nothing "routine" about this vintage box or my use of it as a learning tool. And yes, cleaning, since I am not in the habit of lying to people. As I said, instead of depending on "the cloud" to host links when I post on LQ, I use my own domains. If you don't trust then go to which is hosted by a professional organization that does "Routine Maintenance" but never, ever, "cleaning."

    No one is forcing you to access my hobby web sites. There are far better resources for Slackware and Linux in general.
    Posted 09-10-2017 at 12:56 AM by kingbeowulf kingbeowulf is offline


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