list server computer hardware will change

From: Jay West <>
Date: Fri Apr 12 11:42:00 2002


FYI - at some point in the not too distant future (read weeks) I want to
move the classiccmp list onto a different machine (but same location). This
isn't being done for cpu/memory load or bandwidth reasons, it's mainly for
logistical reasons. So - one machine will be dedicated to handling all
classiccmp list traffic and that is all it will do. Right now the machine
the list is on is also one of several doing backup DNS and mail for the ISP.
Once the classiccmp stuff is moved it will also be shadowed by some of our
other servers, but the primary server will be dedicated to classiccmp.

I am perfectly willing to subsidize the entire cost of the hardware for the
new machine. However, I am also willing to accept any donations of cash or
hardware to cover the cost. I will host the machine and maintain it always
for free, but the initial hardware would be nice to get some help with
(although not required!). Here are the components and costs. If anyone has
any of the components to spare and is willing to donate them, great - or if
you want to kick in some cash to defray the cost - great too. But whatever
people don't cover, I'm willing to cover myself even if it is the entire

ASUS micro-ATX motherboard with built in video and network interface: $65.00
Intel celeron 1.2ghz $80
Teac Floppy: $10
256mb RAM: $80
30gb ultra IDE hard drive: $0 (I already have this sitting around, but a 2nd
to mirror might be nice)
1U rackmount chassis: $150

In order to address the previously discussed issues of [offlist] tags and
html rejection, as well as because of a lot of other nifty features, I'm
also considering using mailman. It gives a wonderfull web interface for
those that want to do their subscribes/unsubscribes & the like on their own.
Yes, it still supports email subscribtion requestions. Basically, it gives
me a lot of flexibility and options that majordomo doesn't. Not sure about
this all yet.


Jay West
Received on Fri Apr 12 2002 - 11:42:00 BST

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