Any working ichsmb(4) platforms out there?

Oliver Fromme olli at
Fri Sep 12 16:04:53 UTC 2008

Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
 > didn't think anyone was still using Intel 440BX boards in this day and
 > age!  (A great chipset, though!)

I just updated an i440BX based dual-celeron-466 from some
old 4.8-stable to 7.1-prerelease.   "make buildworld"
takes about eight hours (without -j), but I don't care,
I just let it run over night.  The machine is perfectly
capable and fast enough to act as a name server, small
mail and web server for a dozen people, and as a generic
shell box for various tasks.

There's also an old notebook (2001) with i440BX and a
Pentium-III 850 MHz, which I use occasionally on trips.
It's completely sufficient to get online, read e-mails,
chat, browse the web, upload digital photos and so on.

I hate throwing away hardware that's still working and
up to the task.  :-)

Best regards

Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing b. M.
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