[sf-lug] Rick's explanation of his internet setup.
david at sterryit.com
Sun Jan 1 21:00:53 PST 2006
This has been a pretty interesting and very indepth discussion. I've
never made it to a meeting but I did go the USENIX show < 1 month ago
and had a pretty good time.
As for the UPS issue, I think for non-mission-critical use, just make
sure your bios is set to power the machine back on after power failure
and test it out to see that all your services come after you pull the
plug. If your bios doesn't offer the option, definitely upgrade. May I
second the $50 p4 1gb laptop with broken screen? If that has too much
processing power visit http://folding.stanford.edu/
you want to put it up on the sflug or any other php enabled server, go
for it. You can test it out at http://www/sterryit.com/chat or get your
own at http://www.sterryit.com/chatr
Rick Moen wrote:
>Quoting Adrien Lamothe (alamozzz at yahoo.com):
>>Well, cleaning out dust is always a good thing to do.
>True. I do my best to stop it at the front panel, which has wire grills
>over three incredibly noisy 2" high-speed fans. The whine is loud and
>annoying enough that I long ago stopped using my desk, which is right
>next to it in the living room.
>Anyhow, the few times I've cracked the case, it's seemed to me that
>there was very little dust actually _in_ the cavity, because I pretty
>frequently remove it from the front-panel grills.
>>I think it is an excellent piece of hardware. The 400BX chipset is
>>very stable, a great choice for a server. The Pentium III Coppermine
>>is a very capable processor.
>For its day: very true. If only the damned thing were quieter and more
>Before Reg Charney moved out of the Bay Area, he gave me a VA Linux
>Systems 2230 2U system, which is based on the slightly newer and fairly
>respectable Intel L440GX "Lancewood" motherboard, and has a single
>PIII/833 (can support dual). Reg had disconnected the leads to one of
>_that_ box's fans (and tested to make sure it didn't overheat), and
>indeed it's way, way quieter than the current model 500 box.
>Anyhow, I have in mind to migrate uncle-enzo over to the model 2230
>Lancewood system -- either that, or something really quiet, modern, and
>small. Like, imagine: I go down to Action Computer and buy a nice 2yr.
>old laptop with a broken LCD screen for $50.
>That would be, what? Some P4/1500 or such with a gig of memory, a 40 GB
>IDE hard drive. Built-in UPS (the battery). Quiet as a dormouse. Sips
>only tiny amounts of power.
>And, you know? There would be no performance difference, because of the
>>Don't let uncle-enzo die!
>I might have him bronzed. ;->
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