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by Jiří {x2} Činčura

Server unplugged

30 Apr 2012 1 mins Linux

One of my first servers I used for real world applications is now unplugged. Weird feeling. It was Linux box running Slackware 10.2.0 (yeah, old). For a while it was my main mail (Postfix, Dovecot) and antispam (SpamAssassin) server. I had Firebird there as well as Apache/httpd, PHP, Subversion and Mono. And all the standard services (SSH, cron, FTP, gcc, …). The Firebird handled quite some applications thorough years. Apache handled till very last time, among other things, download mirror for PSPad (and I learned a lot about performance tuning with limited resources available when new (non-beta) version of PSPad was released). Few scripts were written in Perl, a lot of in bash directly. And that’s just what I remember.

Upgrading, configuring, compiling all these services… What a great memories.

You served well all these years (8?).

root@<removed>:~# shutdown now
Broadcast message from root (pts/0) (Mon Apr 30 08:29:38 2012):
The system is going down to maintenance mode NOW!

Profile Picture Jiří Činčura is .NET, C# and Firebird expert. He focuses on data and business layers, language constructs, parallelism, databases and performance. For almost two decades he contributes to open-source, i.e. FirebirdClient. He works as a senior software engineer for Microsoft. Frequent speaker and blogger at