FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Second Quarter 2015

Julian Elischer julian at
Mon Jul 27 18:32:38 UTC 2015

On 7/27/15 10:32 PM, Willem Jan Withagen wrote:
> 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 :)

I think it was a bit like my grandfather's axe..

A really great axe.  we replaced the handle 3 times, the head four times
and put in a couple of new wedges, but it's a great axe that one!
> --WjW
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