5 Feb 2003 xach   » (Master)

Last night, after buying a new hard drive, I added another computer to my home network. That brings the network device total up to:

  • 1 firewall
  • 4 workstations
  • 1 server
  • 1 laptop (with another occasional user)
  • 1 laserjet
  • 1 airport

There are some other random bits of defunct hardware, too, including a very old DEC UDB box.

With that many systems, it was getting annoying to figure out what IP I had given them. Setting up internal DNS with tinydns and dnscache was really easy; dnscache is quite flexible about redirecting queries.

I'd like to get a serious backup strategy going, but DLT media is insanely expensive. I can only afford a few tapes at a time.

Anyway, since the new system is a "server", it will be nice to move things like lpd, tinydns, dhcpd, and samba off my personal workstation.

It's hard to stifle the new hardware urge. I keep thinking "Man, it would only be a hundred bucks to upgrade this thing to a gigahertz athlon. Oh yeah, it would need a new case. Oh yeah, it would need PC2100 memory. Oh yeah..."

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