On Thu, Apr 22, 2004, Troy Settle wrote: ... > >I've had two wonderful experiences with www.asacomputers.com. Both were >nearly identical machines (save for the raid controller), one for FreeBSD, >the other for w2k server. I'm getting ready to order a 3rd box from them in >order to deploy dialup accelleration.
We got a 1U box from asacomputers.com that was delivered with a couple of screws cross threaded and wrenched off on the DB-9 serial connectors at the back of the case (I personally ban any non-manual screwdrivers and such from the shop). ASA replaced the main board, but it was a bit of a hassle. We use IBM xSeries rack mount servers for most of our critical sites, largely because of the 3 year on-site support from IBM. It's a lot easier on our customers in the boonies than to wait for somebody from Seattle to get there. The xSeries boxes are easily the best engineered of any Intel servers I've seen with hot-swap everything, and even allow one person to mount them on their standard slide rails unassisted. Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC UUCP: camco!bill PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 URL: http://www.celestial.com/ When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough. -- H.L. Mencken, ``Minority Report'' _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"