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Server upgrade

November 9th, 2013 No comments

 
I managed to get my greedy hands on more powerfull computing gear, providing the means to upgrade this webserver. After nearly 4 years, the old hardware was still fine, but with the newer parts in place, the machine performs even better, and is somewhat more future proof.

 

Part Old server New server
CPU Intel Core2 Duo E6320 Intel Core2 Duo E7500
CPU speed 1.86 Ghz 2.93 Ghz
Memory 2.0 GB DDR2 4.0 GB DDR2
Chipset Intel DQ965 Intel Q45


 
In order to prevent a possible disk crash, the old 250 GB harddisk (already 4 years old) was cloned to a new one. The old disk was still OK, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
 

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New hostname

May 30th, 2013 No comments

 

Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Dyn.com (formerly known as dyndns.org) to chase away their free customers, this site will get a new hostname. I signed up with the folks at dnsExit.com, who still provide a truly free dynamic DNS update service, without the need to log in monthly, or other crappy measures like dyn.com started to impose on their free customers.
So, from now on, this site can be reached at http://freeunix.publicvm.com:8000.
Don’t worry, the old name will remain available for a few months.

 

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