need *local* help to keep THOUGHT.ORG alive
kline at thought.org
Sun Oct 25 06:17:13 UTC 2009
months ago i noticed trouble with Either mouse or KVM. i
bought a new mouse, didn't work, so i looked for help from
former SeaBUG members. got one answer from a guy at qwest
who said to let him know. then the grandson of a writer
friend popped up unexpectedly. he suggested which new kvm
unit to order;, i did, he installed it, and things work.
the real problem is my dns server. it is my dns, mail, and
web server. it is more than 11 years old and staring to give
off death knell sounds. last week we had a nighttime power
outage, and after i had myself pain-pilled up, i got down,
found the surge protector in the rat's nest of cables, reset,
and presto [!], my servers --- dns and pfsense [both from
1998] came alive. no problem. last sunday afternoon the
power went dead for over three hours. this time my
dns/mail/web server failed. it took several time of praising,
petting, and very-slowly power-cycling to get it to work.
so i need somebody who isn't too far from seatac to come over
and get my new --- a yes, i'm going to buy something green,
like an intel atom tower server -- i need help getting my new,
Green server installed. i will download and burn a v 8.0pre
FBSD, and then set up the system with ssh/scp. then ---
what? it took a few weeks to initially set up my
/etc/namedb/* files before i was obligated to switch over.
that was and still is the limit of my network savvy. so if
there are any volunteers out there, having a bg in networking
will be a major help.
anybody willing and able to help out?
PS: this is not a life/death urgent problem. but then this
is when power-out and so forth hit. october thru december.
i dont know if the server will reboot next time
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
The 7.31a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php
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