Server vendor specific mailing lists ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Sun Jan 8 20:15:27 PST 2006

On Sun, 8 Jan 2006, lars wrote:

> Chuck Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:
>> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>> Not sure who best to send this to, but figured I'd send it publicly to
>>> see also if others think this idea might have merit ...
>>> Basically, I'm just about to take possession of my first HP server ...
>>> my biggest 'fear' is that HP doesn't support FreeBSD, but from posts
>>> I've seen here, that shouldn't be a problem ... what I'd love to see is
>>> a 'vendor specific' mailing list where ppl can more easily tap others
>>> brains for their experiences ... a "FreeBSD user support group for
>>> {IBM,HP,Dell} servers", that a FreeBSD user can turn to knowing that
>>> others on that list are using "their vendor of choice" for their servers
>>> ...
>> FreeBSD attempts to support all reasonably functional hardware; there isn't
>> a great deal of difference between a Dell and an HP except for which RAID
>> system and NIC they come with.
>> You might find that mentioning the specific model you have would produce
>> more useful feedback.  You might also find asking the freebsd-isp list
>> would produce responses more oriented towards people rackrounting and using
>> LOM/remote management tools...
> And then there's also the FreeBSD ProLiant mailing list:

Very quiet list, but exactly what I'm looking for ... thanks ;)

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (
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