October 6th, 2009


Old Hoss

Late last week I virtualized the last of our Pentium II servers. This particular box had been working as an external DNS server for years. I think the last time it went down was due to a power failure in the computer room.

Last login: Fri Oct 2 13:18:37 2009 from 209-164-157-64.hartford.gov
Linux 2.2.19.
root:~# uname -a
Linux ns4 2.2.19 #2 SMP Fri Aug 1 13:20:47 EDT 2003 i686 unknown
root:~# uptime
2:09pm up 464 days, 1:43, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
root:~# shutdown -h now

Broadcast message from root (ttyp1) Fri Oct 2 14:11:01 2009...

The system is going down for system halt NOW !!

...An old Dell PowerEdge 4300 with dual 400 MHz Pentium IIs and maybe 512 MB of RAM. It never ceases to please me to think about how much useful work you can get done when you're not wasting a billion (or two) clock cycles each second being pretty. Stuff this in Aero Glass's pipe and smoke it.