On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 08:45:38AM -0800, Josh Narins wrote:
> Does anyone know the oldest piece of machinery, still
> pingable, running Debian? What about not pingable?
> How about the least expensive machine, in real or
> nominal terms, ever/still running Debian?
How about this one:
pingwin:~# uname -a
Linux pingwin 2.0.34 #2 Tue Aug 25 16:01:09 CEST 1998 i486 unknown
9:08pm up 83 days, 5:54, 1 user, load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00
pingwin:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
cpu : 486
model : unknown
vendor_id : unknown
stepping : unknown
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid : no
wp : yes
bogomips : 24.99
pingwin:~# cat /proc/meminfo
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 15249408 14843904 405504 8904704 5492736 4931584
It's 486DX 50 MHz, 16 MB RAM in oldest (short) SIMMs and a motherboard with
EISA slots. It used to have MDA graphics card and a special monitor,
but some time ago I've switched to a cheapo Trident 512K SVGA, because
of a lack of space for additional monitor in the rack (yes, the case
It's running Debian slink, and currently is only busy with distributed.net
client, samba and ftp server, but in the past also acted as a printer
and mailing lists server.
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