Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
The server’s operating system has been reinstalled back to a nice clean pristine Linux install. Without the network management software, must start from scratch – which means take hands off keyboard and think about what I’m going to do, and in what sequence.
I’m impressed with the ISP, Rack Force so far. Good answers, fast responses. What’s more important, I have a great deal of confidence in the technical ability of the support crew.
I’ve never had a web server machine with its own T1 line all my own to configure. I know Linux, and I know web, and I know network – but there’s always been that buffer between me and the nasty world. Well, there still is because the ISP maintains the hardware and network, provides system support, and I’m having them run the firewall and do the backups. I’m adventurous…but not that adventurous.
All these years of being online and this is the first time I’ve had the power of the machine at my fingertips. I can feel it…I can feel it brothers and sisters…I have the power…
I HAVE THE POWER!!!
Uh, ooops. Sorry. I lost it a moment. Co-op members, no worries. You can trust me. Sure you can. Yup. Remember the operative term: No fear. No fear.
Speaking of which, time to introduce the brave souls who will be taking the co-op challenge. I’m doing this now so they don’t chicken out:
- Me, aka Burningbird
- Chris, aka Stavros the Wonder Chicken, aka Emptybottle, who is also co-admin but doesn’t know it yet
- Malcolm Baker, aka Baker’s Dozin’
- Kevin Marks, aka Epeus’ epigone
- Jeneane Sessum’s Gonzo Engaged (which is crashing my browser at the moment)
- Ryan Irelan aka Becoming
- Joseph Duemer aka Reading & Writing
- Michael O’Connor Clarke aka I love me, vol I
- Lynette Van Duyn aka FARRAGO and Eye Contact
- And last, but never least, that non-work safe Blogger with the most, Mike Golby, aka Pagecount.
These are brave lads and lasses and deserve a hand for becoming part of this experim…urh…adventure. Once we’re up and running and have everyone ported over, we’ll begin to open the doors, carefully. The goal is a self-supporting server, with fast publication and access times, safe and reliable, hacker resistant, 99.9% uptime, and plenty of space for pics, archives, and what not. Piece of cake, right?
If you’re interested in joining this little party at a future time, let me know.
More later this weekend as I get the first group weblog up and running.