FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Second Quarter 2015

Willem Jan Withagen wjw at
Mon Jul 27 14:32:54 UTC 2015

On 27/07/2015 16:25, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 04:14:54PM +0200, Willem Jan Withagen wrote:
>> On 27/07/2015 04:39, Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
>>>   * Separated email services (and single-point-of-failure cases) from
>>>     the machine that has been handling this task for over 18 years, to
>>>     new, single-purpose service installations
>> Hi,
>> This sort of sounds like the system that a former company (IAE) donated
>> to Jordan when he was here in Arnhem at a FreeBSD meeting organized by
>> Wilco Bulte. I think it was called freefall??
>> There used to be pictures of the meeting online, but I can't seem to
>> find them.
>> Would be nice to know if that is the case, because then I'm really
>> impressed with the life time of that system...
>> Does anybody know if this is actually the case?
> Based on what I've recently learned of the machine's history, it was
> originally freefall, then became known as 'hub'.

You have any idea what is/was actual the hardware that was in the box?

If I remember correctly we gave Jordan a check for like 5000 guilders.
Which I guess would be 2500 us$ at that time. Which was not an enormous
amount of money, so even more impressive that the system lasted 18 years :)


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