5 Apr 2001 GJF   » (Apprentice)

We had a hard drive crash on our web/e-mail/proxy server on Monday. There was a backup (albeit old) but it still took forever to restore the system. We have a saying in the NT world:

You moved the mouse. Please wait while your system restarts in order to make these changes take effect.

In the mean time - I put up a temporary web page on one of my 486 Linux testbeds. It took a bit of figuring, but I could add and remove ip addresses with a couple of commands on the console.

Even after several days work - it turns out we still can't get Humpty together again. The reinstall for some reason required upgrading to MS proxy 2 - but it turns out that proxy 2 can't live on the same machine as

In the end I installed tinyproxy on another Linux 486 and in about an hour and a half had it up and running. Now I just need an FTP proxy.

Why not just use Squid? The documentation suggests a 300MHz Pentium and a fast disk array. Oh well...

My free software projects

I'm about to start working again on my modified mod_virgule setup. I'm thinking of adding a News/Calendar application and maybe a voting application. I've almost finished my rtf-to-html converter. I'm just having a little difficulty with rtf tables and fields...

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