"They say if you play a Microsoft CD backwards, you hear satanic messages. Thats nothing, cause if you play it forwards, it installs Windows." -- Alluvium.
"Your mouse has moved. Windows NT must be restarted for the change to take effect. Reboot now ? [OK]"
The image on the left is my first "serious" server, a Digital/Compaq machine, dual CPU P-II, that worked continuously for seven years, with only one shutdown to change a fan (and several other "forced" shutdowns due to electrical power supply issues that you have in India).
Here is a "screen shot" of the console of another server, connected to a UPS, which has been 286 days without shutdown:
Linux rocks: a load of 86 and still working....
System administration requires patience and time. Most of your day is spent on boring, routine, repetitive tasks. But you also get time to try new things:
- apache, the most popular webserver program, which I run with the VirtualHost directive, so many websites are hosted in the same server.
- Want to go even further and host many machine in one? Try Linux VServer (or some other virtualization utility).
- sendmamil and exim to send/receive mail in my domain.
- NIS and NFS to make the system look like one single computer; no matter which machine you use you have one password and the same set of (useless) files.
- Speed up the Internet connection by use of squid proxy.
Check my Linux page for more information about Linux, some of it hopefully useful.