Just so everyone knows ftp.debian.org is STILL running. Problem there is
NO updates running against the developer site. This machine will be most
likely going away sometime in the extremely near future. This has
happened mainly do to a lack of communication between myself and a few
Just for a little background so people know, the machine that
ftp.debian.org lives on is also my desk machine. The only way this
machine has stayed where it was is due to the users that lived on the
machine...... With the users moving to master.debian.org then this
machine (in the departments eye) is no longer going to be needed for this
However I don't mind maintaining this machine for the task it is falling
into, But in order for this to happen this machine will have to be replaced.
Donations are more than welcome to the university and if someone wants
information on making a donation to keep this machine alive then let me
Currently the machine sitting here is a P5-133 with 48megs of ram and 8
gigs of drive space.
To do the job needed we will need a P5-75 32megs and 2 gigs of drive space.
P5-75 CPU 149.00$
AHA-2940 SCSI 200.00$
PCI Ethernet 124.00$
2 16meg simms 950.00$
CPU FAN 20.00$
2 1gig drives 599.00$
Trident PCI vid. 68.00$ (ISA is 60$ but PCI is better)
This would be considered in my eye the minimum system.
This for the most part other that lowering CPU and RAM amounts is the EXACT
same machine that is running. (other than the one running cost 9,000.00$)
These are my costs on hardware and I am not making a dime on any of this
infact I will have to assemble and order these parts. Which will cost me
money. I happen to have a vga monitor an empty case of my own that I will
put this into.
Matthew S. Bailey
107 Emmons Hall
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
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