BTW, as well as the same hardware running for over 10 years, the same Linux installation (with security patches which eventually had to be backported after it stopped being supported) has been running that whole time. If I remember right, the maximum uptime was around 700 days - just short of two years. Unfortunately it had to be shut down then to move it to another power rail.
I felt a certain nostalgia poking around it's directory structure looking for anything I wanted to keep. It's probably the last server I've had with /usr/local/playground in a nod to russm. And certainly the last server I will ever run qmail on - it was so awesome, but the massively scalable queue based mail handling just doesn't work with today's spam probes.
07:09 AM, 09 Feb 2012 by Mark Aufflick Permalink