guys, months ago i noticed trouble with Either mouse or KVM. i bought a new mouse, didn't work, so i looked for help from former SeaBUG members. got one answer from a guy at qwest who said to let him know. then the grandson of a writer friend popped up unexpectedly. he suggested which new kvm unit to order;, i did, he installed it, and things work.
the real problem is my dns server. it is my dns, mail, and web server. it is more than 11 years old and staring to give off death knell sounds. last week we had a nighttime power outage, and after i had myself pain-pilled up, i got down, found the surge protector in the rat's nest of cables, reset, and presto [!], my servers --- dns and pfsense [both from 1998] came alive. no problem. last sunday afternoon the power went dead for over three hours. this time my dns/mail/web server failed. it took several time of praising, petting, and very-slowly power-cycling to get it to work. so i need somebody who isn't too far from seatac to come over and get my new --- a yes, i'm going to buy something green, like an intel atom tower server -- i need help getting my new, Green server installed. i will download and burn a v 8.0pre FBSD, and then set up the system with ssh/scp. then --- what? it took a few weeks to initially set up my /etc/namedb/* files before i was obligated to switch over. that was and still is the limit of my network savvy. so if there are any volunteers out there, having a bg in networking will be a major help. anybody willing and able to help out? tia, gary PS: this is not a life/death urgent problem. but then this is when power-out and so forth hit. october thru december. i dont know if the server will reboot next time -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 7.31a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"