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The Power to Serve

I'm quite pleased to announce that berylium.org is now powered by FreeBSD, and qualifies once more as an Asparagus-class server. Expect some brokenness in the next 36-48 hours as I rearrange the furniture in our new home.

ChuckSpecial thanks to my hosting provider John Capo of IRBS Engineering for giving up the last watt of his cellphone in order to get everything up and running. And thanks to the many many FreeBSD contributors who make this OS run like clockwork. Wow.

And please, if I ever attempt to migrate a production server from one OS to another overnight, give me a good whack upside the head. Oh well, at least I know it's possible. *grin*

Beryliumwise, you'll be pleased to know that the wordkey (used to encrypt the passwords in the database) is apparently portable: I didn't have to issue new passwords to everyone just because I did a silly thing like move the db to another machine. (And you have no idea how happy that makes me right now.)

By Chris Snyder on September 20, 2002 at 11:46pm

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