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Old 05-04-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
Lexus45
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Slackbasics.org


IMHO, a great website not only about Slackware. It was good for learning any Linux distro, and UNIX in general.

Does anybody know what happened to it?
Why is it unavailable for a long time already? :-(
 
Old 05-04-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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I don't know what happened to slackbasics.org, but its downloads are still available from its Google Code page.

http://code.google.com/p/slackbasics-i18n/
 
Old 05-04-2010, 04:06 PM   #3
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I don't know either. It looks like it just completely fell of the face of the interwebs.

whois:
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http://whois.domaintools.com/slackbasics.org

Domain ID:D106014997-LROR
Domain Name:SLACKBASICS.ORG
Created On:04-Apr-2005 07:38:45 UTC
Last Updated On:05-Apr-2010 03:06:27 UTC
Expiration Date:04-Apr-2011 07:38:45 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Gandi SAS (R42-LROR)
Status:CLIENT HOLD
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:AUTORENEWPERIOD
Registrant ID:0-1200792-GANDI
Registrant Name:Kok Daniel de
Registrant Organization:Daniel de Kok
Registrant Street1:Damsport 59
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Registrant City:Groningen
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Registrant Country:NL
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Admin ID:DDK5-GANDI
Admin Name:Daniel de Kok
Admin Street1:Damsport 107
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Admin City:Groningen
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Admin Postal Code:9728PR
Admin Country:NL
Admin Phone:+31.636120873
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Tech ID:AR41-GANDI
Tech Name:CONTACT NOT AUTHORITATIVE see http://www.gandi.net/whois
Tech Organization:GANDI SARL
Tech Street1:15 place de la Nation
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Tech City:Paris
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code:75011
Tech Country:FR
Tech Phone:+33.1
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Also check: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_rep...lackbasics.org

Although this is cached info. Perhaps contacting the maintainer might yield some answers as to why it is gone.

Last edited by Jeebizz; 05-05-2010 at 02:24 PM.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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Daniel stopped using Slackware awhile ago, and became a CentOS developer, IIRC. He probably just decided not to renew the domain since the book had moved over to the Google Code site for additional translators and contributors to work on.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 05:33 PM   #5
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Also IMHO. It would be more polite to just list the owners name and the pertinent dates. I know it is public information but putting the owners address, phone number and other details here is neither required or polite.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 08:10 PM   #6
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Slackbasics has been handed over the community as Daniel no longer uses Slackware, but it's still being maintained, even though not being actively maintained.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 05:33 AM   #7
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I happened to bump into this topic, and though it might still be useful to answer. As some other posters I have indicated, I do not use Slackware Linux anymore (50% practicality/50% because it never became a community project).

That said, I do still care about the book, since it is still a useful resource. So, what happened? I messed up. I had to renew the registration, but the reminders were still sent to an old e-mail address. The moment I found out, I had to pay 100 Euro to restore the domain. Now the domain is owned by one of those advertisement outlets.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 06:04 AM   #8
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As some other posters I have indicated, I do not use Slackware Linux anymore (50% practicality/50% because it never became a community project).
I can relate to those sentiments. Been feeling somewhat the same recently. Thanks for dropping by and posting Daniel. All the best.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 07:52 AM   #9
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Hi,

Yes, I can relate to that problem. And thanks Daniel for the clarification and allowing the continuance of a good reference for a great Distribution.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:57 AM   #10
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Talking (50% practicality/50% because it never became a community project)

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Originally Posted by danieldk View Post
I happened to bump into this topic, and though it might still be useful to answer. As some other posters I have indicated, I do not use Slackware Linux anymore (50% practicality/50% because it never became a community project).

That said, I do still care about the book, since it is still a useful resource. So, what happened? I messed up. I had to renew the registration, but the reminders were still sent to an old e-mail address. The moment I found out, I had to pay 100 Euro to restore the domain. Now the domain is owned by one of those advertisement outlets.
I prefer Slackware because community projects suffer from a lack of leadership and coherent direction... Slack has that just about right... ! I hope LOL
 
Old 08-06-2010, 09:48 AM   #11
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I had to renew the registration, but the reminders were still sent to an old e-mail address.
I lost a domain name in the same way and now it's gone so I can relate to this - it's a pain. As already said your work is still very much appreciated and useful. Thanks for the information and Best Wishes.
 
  


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